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Open Access Policy

The University of London is committed to promoting the highest standard of academic research and to disseminating its research as widely as possible. Research that is openly accessible supports the visibility of researchers and their work across all career stages, fosters collaboration and maximises the intellectual, social, cultural and economic impact.

The University of London is committed to advocating Open Access across its operations and activities, as the right choice for a fair, sustainable and open future, advancing open knowledge as a design principle beyond data.

The University supports the principle that the outcomes of research generated under its aegis should be freely available and accessible to all, while acknowledging its commitment to the academic freedom of choice and supporting its research community to publish in the form and format they consider most appropriate for their research.

The University recognises the different disciplinary research cultures and acknowledges that Open Access may look different across the University.

This Policy aims to be closely aligned with the expectations of the University’s funders and in particular UKRI.

This Policy is part of the University Code of Good Conduct in Research and is to be read in conjunction with the University research policies and guidance, in particular the Open Access Guidance, and the Research Data Management Policy and Guidance.

Open Access Policy Overview