The British Academy – Open access policy and funds

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Current Policy

  • The British Academy does not have an OA policy, and grants cannot be used to pay publication charges.
  • The British Academy position is covered in the FAQ of individual funding schemes:
  • ‘When I apply for funding through any of the awards offered by the British Academy, can I include in the application the cost of APCs (Article Processing Charges) to enable any articles that  may arise from the research to be published in learned journals that offer a ‘Gold’ open access option?
    • No. Currently the Academy’s position is that costs of publication are not eligible costs.
  • Does the Academy require the outputs of the research it funds to be made available in any open access format?
    • No, this is not currently a stipulation of any Academy award.’
  • Recommendation to stay updated via BA’s OA page at

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