Open access

Open access ensures that original research publications – including journal articles, book chapters and monographs – are available to everyone to read and re-use for free.

Our work

Open research

Since April we’ve been assessing our activities on open research, and looking at what other funders are doing. Over the coming months we’ll map out how we might be able to make a difference.

Open access publishing

Open access ensures that original research publications – including journal articles, book chapters and monographs – are available to everyone to read and re-use at no cost.

Reports

Developing an effective market for open access article processing charges [PDF 1.1MB]

  • March 2014

A study exploring how research funders can encourage the development of a transparent and reasonably priced article processing charge funded open access market.

Briefings and responses

Inquiry into open access [PDF 152KB]

  • January 2013

House of Lords Science and Technology Committee