Research Councils Open Access Policy
The Research Councils' policy favour Gold Open Access and there are funds available to make this possible. If you would prefer to make your work available via the Green Open Access route this is fine too. As long as the journal allows you to make your work openly accessible within the maximum embargo periods (see below) you will still be compliant.
Publication types: Peer-reviewed research articles which acknowledge Research Council funding.
Repository: Author accepted manuscripts should be deposited in Liverpool Elements.
Embargo period: STEM disciplines: 6 months. Arts, humanities and social sciences: 12 months. If funding for Open Access from the Research Councils runs out, embargo periods can be extended to 12 months for STEM, and 24 months for Arts, humanities and social sciences.
Funding for Gold Open Access: The Research Councils have provided the university with funds to pay for APCs. Information on how to apply for funding is available on the Gold Open Access page of this guide.
Licence requirements: Where an APC has been paid for with the Research Councils funding the article must have a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY).
Full policy: Full Research Councils policy document
Research data requirements: All research papers should include a statement on how underlying research materials, if applicable, can be accessed. A statement along the lines of "the research materials supporting this publication can be accessed by contacting [insert contact details here]" OR "the research materials supporting this publication can be accessed via [include DOI link to data repository here]" will usually suffice. However, EPSRC have slightly different expectations for those researchers it funds. See the university's Research Data Management website for more information on how you can comply with their policy on research data.