Research Councils UK (RCUK) has, on 6 March 2013, published a revised guidance to the Policy on Open Access (pdf), which comes into effect on 1 April 2013.
This version draws the policy and the guidance together into one document and aims to give researchers, research organisations as well as publishers further clarity on the implementation of the policy. Read official press note here.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) is the strategic partnership of the UK’s seven Research Councils who annually invest around £3 billion in research. It supports excellent research, as judged by peer review, that has an impact on the growth, prosperity and wellbeing of the UK. To maintain the UK’s global research position it offers a diverse range of funding opportunities, fosters international collaborations and provides access to the best facilities and infrastructure around the world. It also supports the training and career development of researchers and work with them to inspire young people and engage the wider public with research. To maximise the impact of research on economic growth and societal wellbeing it works in partnership with other research funders including the Technology Strategy Board, the UK Higher Education funding bodies, business, government, and charitable organisations. Further details on www.rcuk.ac.uk