Open-access publishing and article-processing charges

Open access is the free, unrestricted, online access to outputs of publicly-funded research, typically in the form of peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, theses, scholarly monographs, or research data.

Research England open-access requirements for REF 2021

Information on how to comply with the Research England (formerly HEFCE) open-access policy.

Funder requirements

Information on how to comply with the requirements for open access made by various funders. Access the RCUK grant for article-processing charges.

Make my work open access

Information on the two routes to making your research available as open access.

UWE Bristol’s policy on open access

Information on UWE Bristol's policy on open access.

Benefits of open access, and further information

Details on the benefits of open access and contact details for additional help and guidance.


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