Requesting Open Access funding

Where do I find the money to pay OA publishing costs?

The following funding may be available to assist with Gold Open Access fees.

UKRI Block Grant

Please apply for funding if the following apply:

  • you are the principal/corresponding author
  • you want to publish in a journal outside of one of our Read and Publish agreements(see details of these at Open Access agreements) - please note it must meet UKRI requirements so must be a transformative journal
  • you are publishing in an open access journal. Directory of Open Access Journals is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Email openaccess@lancaster.ac.uk once your paper has been accepted and you have created a record of it in Pure. Please include the title of your paper in your email.

The Library will carry out administrative checks on your funding application, after which a decision should be made within 3 working days.

Accordion

Lancaster University Funding

Some faculties (FASS, FHM and LUMS) have provided funding to pay for Gold Open Access charges for their academic staff. The following criteria must apply:

  • the research paper is likely to be rated as 4* in the next REF
  • the chosen journal is the most appropriate place to publish and does not offer a compliant green route or is an open access only journal. Check Sherpa Romeo for details of a journal's self-archiving policy. If you are unsure, please contact openaccess@lancaster.ac.uk for assistance.

Please apply for funding by emailing openaccess@lancaster.ac.uk once your paper has been accepted and you have created a record of it in Pure. Please include the title of your paper in your email. Funding will be subject to approval by your Research Director.

If you are an academic within FST and have queries about non-RCUK open access funding please contact the Research Director in your department.

If you have any further queries on Open Access please contact openaccess@lancaster.ac.uk

Lancaster Open Access Policy:

British Heart Foundation funding

BHF have allocated Lancaster University Library a grant of £2000 to use for open access publication for BHF funded research papers published before the end of September 2022 (subject to criteria in paragraph 8). Please contact openaccess@lancaster.ac.uk if you would like to make an application.