Are you funded by any of these charities or by the UKRI funding organisations?
These organisations require researchers, as a condition of the funding grant, to publish their work open access.This can be achieved via the green open access route by archiving your Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) in Discovery or via the gold route where an APC is paid and the work is released by the publisher immediately into the public sphere with a CC-BY license.
UKRI is one of nine delivery partners for the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK government to support research that addresses the challenges of low and middle income countries (LMIC). More information is available here.
Did you know as a condition of your grant you are also required by some funders to archive a copy of your AAM or the final published version of the work (if published gold open access) in PubMed Central and/or Europe PMC?
Some publishers offer a manuscript deposit service to researchers to archive their work in PubMed Central to comply with funder open access requirements but this must be selected at submission or acceptance. Otherwise you will need to archive your AAM manually via EuropePMC Plus.
Wellcome - PubMed Central and Europe PubMed Central (PMC)
Anything submitted to PubMed is mirrored to Europe PMC and vice versa, there is no need to deposit the paper twice.
Do you have any questions about funder compliance?
Do you require more information about Creative Commons licenses?
Does the publisher's embargo differ to your funder's embargo?
Understanding your responsibilities as a grant holder is crucial. If funder compliance is not met any future grant applications could be affected. We can help you with this. Email: Discovery@dundee.ac.uk
We manage a small institutional fund which can be used to fund research published in fully open access journals.
If you are the corresponding author and affiliated to the University of Dundee you can publish via the gold route of open access using the Springer Compact deal. This is a national agreement with Springer, negotiated through JISC, for participating universities. It allows authors at the University of Dundee to publish via the gold route of open access for free in specifically selected journals as part of our subscription package to Springer's journals. Check the list of Open Choice eligible subscription journals here which you could publish in for free.
SHERPA Services help authors and institutions by providing a suite of tools designed to inform about open access publication and funder compliance.