British Academy

A summary of the British Academy's open access policy and their requirements for researchers who receive funding from them.

Requirements overview

Requirement Detail
Acknowledge the funder Required
Data accessibility statement Not required
Rights retention statement Not required
Specific licence Not required
Embargo limit Not specified
Deposit locations Not specified
APC payment exclusions Not specified
APC payment source No funds for APC payments
Other notes The British Academy has no official policy

Further information

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.’