RCUK-funded researchers are reminded that Oxford’s policy for our RCUK block grant changed in August, and shortage of funds means we can only pay Article Processing Charges for fully open access journals. Check if it is listed in doaj.org (Directory of Open Access Journals), and then contact the APC team to ask if funds are still available before submitting article to journal.
We are no longer able to pay Article Processing Charges for ‘hybrid’ (subscription-based) journals. If it is not listed in DOAJ authors should use the ‘green’ route to open access, regardless of journal embargo length.
Full details are on our RCUK block grant page.
RCUK authors still awaiting acceptance for articles submitted to fully open access journals before 21st August 2017: please contact the APC team as soon as possible so that block grant money can be reserved for your APC, while funds remain.