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Open Access for authors

New Open Access Policy for UKRI Funded Authors

UKRI have introduced a new open access policy for all peer reviewed research articles arsing from their funding. This policy applies to all papers submitted on or after the 1 April 2022.

There are a number of resources available for authors to help you publish in your preferred journals as well as meet the compliance requirements of UKRI:

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What is OA?

Open Access (OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access to scholarly outputs via the Internet.

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Why go Open?

The benefits of OA, UK and International policies.

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Routes to OA?

Choosing Green or Gold OA, copyright information or details of funds available and University agreements with publishers.

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OA at Warwick

We are always happy to discuss your route to open access publishing:


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(Warwick login required)


Open Access for the 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.

Find out more about what that means for your research and submit to WRAP.

Useful contacts

Email  openaccessfund at warwick dot ac dot uk

Hyperlink Warwick Research Publications team

Email the Scholarly Communications Manager scholarlycomms at warwick dot ac dot uk, or your department's Academic Support Librarian.