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UKRI New open access policy

UKRI new open access policy applies to articles submitted after 1st April 2022 and long form outputs (monographs, book chapters, edited collections) published on or after 1st January 2024. Find full details on the funder policies page or UKRI website.

We are running monthly online information sessions about new open access requirements for UKRI-funded long form outputs, details below. These sessions are open to all researchers and professional services staff at the University of Exeter. If you cannot attend one of the sessions below, watch a recording.

Tues 14 November 11:15-12:00 UKRI open access policy - long form outputs Register here
Mon 11 December 12:30-13:15 UKRI open access policy - long form outputs Register here

We are available to attend departmental or research group meetings to present the new policy and take questions, contact us to arrange this.

View slides (PDF) and a recording (15minutes, Microsoft Stream) from regular breifing sessions about the new UKRI open access policy that we ran throughout 2022.

View the UKRI open access policy long form outputs compliance checklist and UKRI open access policy articles compliance checklist.

University of Exeter Rights Retention Policy

University of Exeter Rights Retention Policy applies to all article submissions from 1st January 2024. Read the full details on the website. Register for an information session below, to find out more.

Friday 24 November 13:30-14:30 University of Exeter Rights Retention Policy Launch Register here
Thursday 7 December 11:30-12:15 University of Exeter Rights Retention Policy information session Register here

GW4 Open Research week, 20-24 November 2023

The GW4 Alliance, an alliance of four of the UK’s most research-intensive and innovative universities: BathBristol, Cardiff and Exeter, is hosting the inaugural GW4 Open Research Week for 2023.

The week will take place from 20th - 24th November 2023, and focuses on the theme of the Theory of Change, showcasing a broad range of open research practices which make research more accessible, transparent, reproducible and visible. Read the programme of events open to University of Exeter and register online: GW4 Open Research week.

New staff induction

The sessions below will cover: what is open access, how to make work open access, using Symplectic to upload to the institutional repository ORE, accessing funding to publish open access, REF, University and funder open access policies. These sessions will be delivered online and are open to all Staff, including both new and current.

Weds 15 November 2023 10:00-11:00 New Staff induction - Open Access Register here
Weds 13 March 2024 13:00-14:00 New Staff induction - Open Access Register here

 Open Research checklist for new staff (PDF)

Publishing open access on the publisher website

Publish open access without fees (22 minutes)

Choosing where to publish open access (15 minutes)

Paying to publish open access on the publisher website (15 minutes)


Help guides on using Symplectic are available.

Open Research documents and guides

Open research checklist for current researchers (PDF)

Institutional open access fund (PDF)

Open Research Service Offer (PDF)