This applies to peer-reviewed research articles, including reviews and conference papers, which acknowledge funding from UKRI or any of its councils and are submitted for publication with a journal or publishing platform on or after April 1st 2022.

From this date, articles MUST:

  • be Open Access immediately upon publication;
  • be published with a CC BY licence (CC BY ND only by exception);
  • include a Data Access Statement, even where there are no data associated with the article or the data are inaccessible;
  • be archived in Europe PubMed Central (MRC and BBSRC research funded only)

Find out more

Advice for UKRI-funded researchers and full details of the new policy are available via the Library website and by contacting the Research Outputs Team at