All in-scope articles must be published under the Creative Commons attribution licence (CC BY), or if an author is subject to Crown Copyright (because they are an officer or servant of the Crown, such as a civil servant), they may publish under an Open Government Licence (OGL).
Authors may request the use of a CC BY-ND licence for reasons within the context of the research and NIHR will make decisions on a case-by-case basis. To apply for an exception, submit a request as soon as possible, and before publication of the article.
Articles must be deposited into Europe PubMed Central and made available on publication
- If a fee has been paid for open access from the NIHR funding envelope, journals are required to deposit on the authors behalf.
- Else authors should self-deposit into EPMC.
Deposit requirement for articles otherwise out of scope
If the peer-reviewed research article is not within the above scope of research projects, but nevertheless acknowledges NIHR support or funding, the Author Accepted Manuscript or Version of Record must be deposited and made freely accessible (preferably under a CC BY or OGL licence) through Europe PMC, as soon as possible, but no later than 12 months post the official final publication date. This can include, for example, articles which result from NIHR Infrastructure research studies with minority NIHR funding.
As an Oxford author and for REF purposes you should also remember to deposit into ORA.