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Open Access & Institutional Repository: Funder open access policies

Funder summary

We do not have a central institutional fund for open access payments; the University of Southampton supports open access via self-archiving your Accepted Manuscript in Pure and no-cost-to-the-author publisher memberships and agreements.​

You will fulfil the University of Southampton Open Access Policy by uploading the final, refereed, corrected, Accepted Manuscripts of all peer-reviewed journal articles and peer-reviewed conference articles to Pure at the point of acceptance for publication.

We do hold open access block grants for journal articles acknowledging UKRI or Cancer Research UK. These can be used for articles submitted to fully open access journals.​ The Library does not receive a block grant from NIHR but we have included details of their policy as we know many researcher in our community are funded by them.

Our Wellcome open access block grant ended on 31st March 2024, please contact if you have any questions.

UKRI | Wellcome Trust | Cancer Research UK | NIHR


Non Compliant Journals - The Blood journals

Many research funders require outputs underpinned by their grant to be made open access at the point of publication and with a CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution) license. The Blood journals, published by the American Society of Hematology, including their open access title Blood Advances, do not comply because they only offer the more restrictive Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND license.  

This may prevent some authors from being able to publish in Blood journals. The only potential route to compliance at present is to include a statement in the acknowledgements assigning a CC BY license to the accepted manuscript arising and manually depositing a copy in the Europe PubMed repository. Please note, we cannot pay publishing charges in Blood Advances until a publisher enabled route to compliance is available. 

If you have any questions please contact the Open Research and Publications Practice Team via