Cancer Research UK has announced it will be implementing a new open access policy for articles accepted for pubication from 1 January 2022. It will require immediate open access (with zero embargo):
‘Immediate open access can be achieved either by publishing gold open access in fully open access, hybrid, or transformative journals (those that have committed to transition to fully open access) or green open access (self-deposit of the article in EuropePMC). Researchers must ensure their articles are available in EuropePMC immediately on publication. Until January 2022 our current policy will still apply.’
CRUK will continue to provide funding for open access publishing fees, including in hybrid journals where the article is made immediately available on publication.
Discussions about the implications for the Charity Open Access Fund are in progress, with an update expected later this month.
CRUK support the principles of Plan S but are not a signatory at this stage.
More information is on the CRUK website.