The University of Oxford has released a statement in response to UKRI’s recent announcement of its open access policy.
You can read the statement here: Oxford UKRI OA policy response 09-08-21
UKRI has updated its open access policy for peer-reviewed research articles and academic books that result from research supported by UKRI. This supersedes the current policy, ‘RCUK Policy on Open Access and Supporting Guidance’. Full details of the updated policy and the review process are available via: Shaping our open access policy
The policy seeks to align open access policy across UKRI, including the seven Research Councils, Research England and Innovate UK. It will also help inform OA policy for the post-2021 Research Excellence Framework.
The University’s statement was produced following discussion and input from colleagues throughout the Academic Divisions, the Bodleian Libraries, Research Services, and Oxford University Press. The statement follows the University’s response to UKRI’s consultation on this policy, which can be found here: