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Open Access: Gold Open Access

This guide is intended to provide advice on open access to researchers

UKRI and COAF Open Access Block Grants

UKRI Open Access Block Grant - UKRI has given the University a block grant to support the cost of gold open accessUKRI represent the AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC and STFC.

You must publish any research papers arising from your research award in such a way that they fully meet your funder's requirements.

*The UKRI block grant has been restricted to fully open access journals only.*  More details are available on the Library blog.

 

The Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) is a partnership between six health research charities: Versus Arthritis, Blood Cancer UK, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson's UK and the Wellcome Trust. 

You must publish any research papers arising from your research award in such a way that they fully meet your funder's requirements.

**The Charity Open Access Fund is now exhausted - 01/07/20**

Charity Open Access Fund to end on 30th September 2020

More information on the Library Blog

READ AND PUBLISH AGREEMENTS

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Full details of Queen's 'Read and Publish' agreements below.

OA PUBLISHER VOUCHERS & DISCOUNTS

Full details of Queen's Publisher Vouchers & Discounts below.

MEMBERSHIP - PREPAID AGREEMENTS

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Full details of Queen's Membership and Prepaid agreements below.

HOW TO AVAIL OF GOLD OA FUNDING & AGREEMENTS

You should contact openaccess@qub.ac.uk before submission to enquire if the library has funds or a publisher agreement to suit you.

Queen's authors should also ensure that they are listed as the corresponding author. (Many agreements require this for eligibility)