New Oxford policy for RCUK Open Access block grant
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"Oxford researchers are advised that the University’s Research Committee has approved a revised policy for allocating funds from the RCUK Open Access block grant.
In order to best manage the limited funds remaining in our 2017/18 RCUK block grant, the new policy will take effect on Monday 21st August 2017 and prioritise Article Processing Charges for fully open access journals.
For hybrid journals, RCUK-funded authors should not choose the (paid) Open Access option but use the ‘green route’ – deposit the accepted manuscript in ORA for Act on Acceptance. Longer embargo periods are permitted if block grant money for APCs is unavailable: 12 months for STEM, 24 months AHSS (see RCUK’s FAQ 2.2, ‘What happens if there is no money to pay…?’)."