Application for Gold Open Access fees

The UKRI open access (OA) block grant for 2019/2020 has now been fully allocated and there are no further funds available. UKRI are currently reviewing their OA policy and we expect a public consultation in 2020 and new policy implementation during 2020.

The University Library open access team can assist you in meeting the UKRI OA policy requirements without having to pay a GOLD article processing charge (APC). Please contact for advice and further information is available in our Open Access Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Use this form to apply for Gold Open Access fees (sometimes called `article processing charges') for papers supported by members of the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF)Bloodwise, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK, Versus Arthritis and Wellcome Trust.

For UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funded researchers we can contact you about other options.

We will ask you for details of your paper, the Open Access fee, and your grant.

You should ideally apply here before submitting your paper. If you apply after your paper has been accepted, we cannot guarantee to pay the fee and you may be left with the invoice.

Please note that we can only use COAF funding to cover open access fees.  We are not allowed to pay page or colour charges under any circumstances and you will need to find alternative funding for these.

If your publication does not fall within the terms of our fund, you may be able to apply for funds from elsewhere and the Library has negotiated free or heavily discounted Open Access arrangements with several leading publishers.

About you
Your paper
Open access fee
Your funder
Your funder   Please tick the funder or funders who supported the research in your paper
Final check
Final check   By ticking the box below I confirm that
What happens next?
The Library will check your application and give you a decision within two working days if your request is straightforward. If we have to contact the publisher or funder we will let you know why there is a delay.

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