The successful implementation of the new open access requirements for monographs, book chapters and edited collections, ahead of 1 January 2024, is a priority for UKRI. From this date, UKRI will require monographs, book chapters and edited collections to be made open access within 12 months of publication.

Over the coming months, UKRI will be working collaboratively with the sector to support this.

Key areas of activity include:

  • developing guidance and resources to support research organisations and researchers, including in relation to policy exceptions
  • finalising the process and definition of eligible costs for a £3.5 million ring-fenced open access fund for monographs and book chapters
  • roundtables and workshops with stakeholders and raising awareness of the policy among research communities.

UKRI has funded Jisc to support the implementation of its policy and wider adoption of open access for monographs and book chapters.

This work will include sector engagement and identifying how a variety of different models for open access publishing can be supported.

UKRI intends to provide a further update in November 2022 and publish final guidance for authors and research organisations by March 2023.

For further information please contact the Research Outputs Team in the Library.