Monday, September 30, 2013
The report reflects developments in the university sector following the introduction of new RCUK’s policies on open access. Those policies require that any articles and conference proceedings which arise from work funded by one of the Research Councils and are submitted for publication from 1 April 2013 should be published on open access terms. Universities have moved rapidly to set up policies and procedures to comply with RCUK requirements, and what is reported on here is changing fast. Nevertheless, we hope that our findings and recommendations point to some useful lessons for the sector as a whole.