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, Wellcome Trust 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.
Applying for payment of open access costs (Article Processing Charges, APCs) for journal articles acknowledging Wellcome Trust or UKRI funding (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, STFC).
|Update: from 27th November, 2020 the Library will no longer approve applications to access funds to pay for publishing in hybrid journals (journals containing both open access and subscription content), unless they are covered by a ‘no additional cost’ transformative agreement with the publisher. We will continue to consider applications from Wellcome and UKRI funded authors to publish in fully open access journals.|
We can accept applications for open access costs from our UKRI and Wellcome Trust block grants for:
Please apply online to the UKRI block grant, managed by the Library, at the point of submission rather than acceptance. This enables eligibility to be checked and funds allocated prior to costs being incurred.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any open access enquiries.
Information updated November 2020 to reflect that we can no longer fund hybrid applications.