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Funding for Gold Open Access publishing

Money is already allocated for Open Access publishing in some UKRI grants. In these cases money provided in the grant should be used.

Those UKRI grants that do not include OA funding may be covered by the UKRI block grant allocated to each university to spend on OA publishing. In the process of submitting a paper for OA publishing you may apply to the Bradford block grant to cover the related Article Processing Charge. It is important that you fill in the form FIRST before anything else, to ensure there are funds remaining in our block grant, and that your paper is actually eligible for funding. A provisional purchase order will subsequently be raised, and the Bradford author can then send this PO number to the publisher BEFORE requesting Open Access for the paper. Any invoices received from publishers need to be sent DIRECTLY to the Finance Department  (the application form and related instructions provide the contact email). 

The University also has arrangements in place with selected publishers to allow for discounted or waived APCs. Authors need to contact the library to enquire about the availability of any applicable discounts. Agreements are in place with the following journal publishers for our researches to publish Gold OA without additional payments:

  • selected Springer journal titles
  • Wiley - original research and review articles only. From 12 October OA publishing limited to Wellcome, UKRI, Blood Cancer UK, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson's UK and Versus Arthritis funded research only to guarantee that all research funded will be published OA in 2020.

What happens with APCs for Wiley papers after 12 Oct?

Authors will be routed to the Wiley 'author pays' route, where a 25% discount is applied.

This will be valid from 12 Oct - 31 Dec 2020.  From 1 Jan 2021, the UoB JISC agreement will switch back on and authors may choose Gold OA when publishing research and review articles and not pay APC.

Authors will need to take action when prompted in the payment form at submission for fully Gold OA journals and after acceptance in Author Services for Wiley’s hybrid journals.

For gold journals authors need to select 'UK/Jisc authors (25% discount)' from the drop-down menu.

For hybrid journals authors need to add the discount promo code: XRHWB

NB! The author has to find the funding for the 'author pays' Gold OA option.

  • Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • SAGE (all hybrid titles included) NB! Articles published as part of commercially sponsored supplements, errata (which remain free to all to view), book reviews, editorials, published abstracts, call for papers, news items or similar are excluded from this service.

NB! funds from the block grant are only available if the research was UKRI funded and this is acknowledged in the research publication; if funds are not already allocated in the research grant; and if the paper was submitted for publication after 1 April 2014.