cOAlition S – an international consortium of research funding and performing organisations committed to implementing Plan S – warmly welcomes the publication of the updated UKRI Open Access (OA) policy and its explicit commitment to full and immediate Open Access.
Key aspects of the updated UKRI policy includes:
Marc Schiltz, Chair of the cOAlition S Leaders’ Group and President of Science Europe, commented: “We are delighted that UKRI have developed such a strong Open Access policy aligned with Plan S principles, recognising that publishing in this form maximises the impact of research. After the European Commission, another heavy-weight funder with multi-billion dollar annual investments in research and innovation is now adopting a strong OA policy. No doubt the UKRI Open Access policy will be a model and inspiration for other funders worldwide”.
Johan Rooryck, Executive Director of cOAlition S, added: “UKRI have been a supporter of Plan S since its inception, and we are happy to see that the UKRI policy aligns with that of the other cOAlition S members. With the publication of this updated policy, we look forward to an ongoing and fruitful relationship with UKRI”.
The related announcement and updated UKRI policy can be accessed at https://www.ukri.org/news/ukri-announces-new-open-access-policy