Open Access and the next REF
For the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) process there is a policy on open access.
This policy states that to be eligible for the inclusion for the REF journal articles and conference papers accepted on or after 1 April 2016 must be deposited into a repository. University of Warwick’s policy is that all outputs should be deposited in our institutional repository, WRAP.
Open Access (OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access to scholarly outputs via the Internet.
The benefits of OA, UK and International policies.
Choosing Green or Gold OA, copyright information or details of funds available and University agreements with publishers.
OA at Warwick
We are always happy to discuss your route to open access publishing:
OA funding request
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Open Access news
Important changes to Open Access funding – Due to an overall reduction in the level of award for the 2020/21 grant year, and an unprecedented level of applications for payment of article processing charges (APCs) as we near the end of the REF cycle, the UKRI Open Access block grant is now closed to new applications. Find out more about how the Library will be managing Open Access funding requests after the start of the new grant year on 1 April 2021.
Cancer Research UK announce new open access policy – on the 30 April 2020 Cancer Research UK announced that they would launch a new open access policy to come into effect on the 1 January 2022. This policy will align with the ‘Plan S’ principles and they have committed to continue to provide fees for their funded researchers publishing compliant journals. CRUK are also in discussion with the other members of the Charities Open Access Fund about the future of the scheme with an announcement expected in May 2020.
Email openaccessfund at warwick dot ac dot uk
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Email the Scholarly Communications Manager scholarlycomms at warwick dot ac dot uk, or your department's Academic Support Librarian.