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Open Access (OA): Latest guidance

Open Access logoResearchers funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK), including research students, can now read the latest version of the RCUK guidance for the revised Policy on Open Access, which came into effect on 1 April 2013.

The changes aim to further clarify the guidance and draw on comments received from across the research community, learned societies and publishers. The revised policy is accompanied by a set of FAQs to help researchers and research organisations with implementation of the policy.

There are some subtle changes in the embargo period section (around the author’s right to choose the journal which suits their needs), and the FAQs add a more tangible element to the guidance. RCUK also state that the policy will be subject to further review in 2014.

Open Access at Warwick

Visit the Library's Information for Authors web pages for all the latest updates on Open Access, including the latest RCUK OA policy, guidance and FAQs.

The Library will continue to employ an Open Access Officer, Helen Albrow, to support authors and provide up to date information, until the end of July 2013. Enquiries can be sent to Helen at openaccessfund at warwick dot ac dot uk

The Library will also be reviewing the process by which we approve authors’ requests for funding to cover Article Processing Charges for Gold Open Access and the Library will work with Research Support Services in order to improve the support for departments and authors.