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Updated NIHR open access policy

We blogged back in April about impending changes to NIHR open access policy – the new policy is now available  from the NIHR Policy and Standards web site.

The policy brings the NIHR approach to open access more in line with other funders of medical research such as MRC and Wellcome.

NIHR favours the paid ‘gold’ route to open access; new requirements include the use of CC-BY licences where a fee is involved and deposit in Europe PubMed Central within six months of publication.  You can, of course, continue to make your research available via the ‘green’ route by depositing it in Exeter’s institutional repository, ORE, providing any embargo period required by the publisher does not exceed six months.

Just a reminder that if you intend to submit any published journal article to the next REF, it will need to be in ORE.


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