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Homepage / 1 week until new UKRI open access policy – key points about publisher deals

1 week until new UKRI open access policy – key points about publisher deals


For anyone receiving UKRI funding, a new policy will apply for peer-reviewed research articles submitted for publication from 1 April 2022.

Read the full policy now to ensure you know what your responsibilities are.

Did you know?

Your Research Information Specialist will help keep you compliant, not just through advice but also by providing publisher deals, and using the UKRI block grant and HEIF fund, to help support the costs of open access publishing.

  • The Library has signed up to a number of deals with publishers that either cover APC charges in full or provide a discount. Many of the deals do not include fully gold journals, so it’s important to check if your desired journal is included before submitting your paper. Check the deals to see if your journals are included.
  • An Elsevier deal is currently being negotiated. This deal will help with a significant percentage of Cranfield research output.
  • Cranfield also has a UKRI Open Access block grant which is given to us each year to support gold open access publishing of research funded by UKRI.
  • If you are a Cranfield corresponding author with UKRI funding, and your chosen journal is not included in one of our existing deals, please contact us with the details and your grant number and we may be able to pay the APC. This may be subject to approval from your Director of Research. Apply for APC support.

Any questions? 

Your Research Information Specialist is here to help. See the Library’s guide on the UKRI open access policy.


Photo by Lukas Blazek on Unsplash

Rachel Daniels

Written By: Karyn Meaden-Pratt

Rachel is the Library Service's Research Support Manager and is responsible for managing the Research Information Specialists, the open access team and the Research Data Manager.

Karyn is the Library Communications Manager and University Archivist.

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