Author Archives: Dominic Walker

Making Sense of Plan S: Funder Open Access Policies from January 2021

Plan S refers to the new open access policy being introduced by a coalition of funders which have come together under the name “Coalition S”. This currently includes the Wellcome Trust, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI, formerly Research Councils UK), European Research … Continue reading

Plan S Essentials

You may have heard about Plan S from your funders or publishers. Plan S refers to the new open access policy being introduced by a coalition of funders, which currently includes the Wellcome Trust, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI, formerly … Continue reading

RCUK Open Access Funding – Now Available for OA Journals

As announced last month, we are now in receipt of our new grant to help pay for open access fees for publications emerging from Research Councils UK funded research (with a grant end date of March 2020 or when funds … Continue reading

Research Councils UK open access funding 2019-2020

We’re pleased to announce that we will again have Research Councils UK open access publication funds available from 1 April 2019. On that date, the ServiceDesk open access application form will be reopened for RCUK-funded work (please note we can’t … Continue reading

LSHTM Response to Plan-S

A new initiative to support open access publishing was launched later last year with the support of an international consortium of research funders, including the Wellcome Trust, UKRI and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Called ‘Plan-S’, supporting funders are set … Continue reading

Plan-S Feedback

Late last year we reported on the announcement of the Plan-S open access policy, supported by a range of major funders including UKRI, the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (Read more here). A consultation period is … Continue reading

Plan-S and the 2020 Wellcome Trust Open Access Policy

The Wellcome Trust last week confirmed its new open access policy, which will come into force for research articles submitted to journals after the 1st of January 2020. The current Wellcome open access policy continues until then but this policy … Continue reading

Open Access October

While International Open Access Week is normally held in universities across the world during the last full week of October, this year the Research Publications Team will be running a series of events and workshops throughout October. October should therefore … Continue reading

RCUK Open Access Funding Update: Block Grant Closed until April 2019

Following our blog post in May regarding the 2018-2019 Block Grant for RCUK Open Access, unfortunately we are now no longer able to accept any further applications for open access funding from RCUK-funded authors until next April as this year’s … Continue reading

Important update on the RCUK open access block grant

Due to an administrative error made by RCUK last year, the amount of open access funding awarded to the School has been significantly reduced for the 2018-19 block grant year (running from 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019). The … Continue reading