CCC will present a Town Hall discussion on Wednesday, 27 October at 11:00 a.m. EDT/16:00 BST, “Understanding the New UKRI Open Access Policy.”

Following extensive consultation with the sector, UKRI (UK Research and Innovation), a non-department public body of the UK government that directs research and innovation funding, published a single Open Access Policy for research publications to increase opportunity for publicly funded research to be accessed, shared and reused. UKRI’s updated policy requires immediate Open Access for peer-reviewed research articles submitted for publication beginning 1 April 2022. It also includes a new requirement for monographs, book chapters and edited collections published from 1 January 2024 to be made Open Access within 12 months of publication.

UKRI’s Head of Open Research Rachel Bruce will outline the policy and what it means, highlighting key changes for publishers and researchers. Rob Johnson, Founder and Managing Director, Research Consulting, will lead the discussion. Other esteemed guests include David Prosser, Executive Director, Research Libraries UK (RLUK) and Ros Pyne, Global Director, Research and Open Access, Bloomsbury Publishing. Audience questions are welcome and may be submitted in advance to

As the promise of OA is to expand access to research across the scientific publishing ecosystem and beyond, we at CCC look forward to engaging with the global community of publishers, authors, funders and institutions as we explore this initiative in the Town Hall forum.


Author: CCC

A pioneer in voluntary collective licensing, CCC (Copyright Clearance Center) helps organizations integrate, access, and share information through licensing, content, software, and professional services. With expertise in copyright, information management, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, CCC and its subsidiary RightsDirect collaborate with stakeholders to design and deliver innovative information solutions that power decision-making by harnessing information from a wide variety of data sources and content assets.
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