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The Department of Health and Social Care and the NIHR require that NIHR-funded researchers seek to publish their research outputs in a peer reviewed journal that is compliant with the policy on Open Access (see link below).


The NIHR Open Access publication policy was updated in June 2022, and can be found here.

This policy applies to all peer-reviewed research articles, including reviews not commissioned by publishers and conference papers, submitted for publication on or after 1 June 2022 arising from:

NIHR Programmes, NIHR Personal Awards and NIHR Global Health Research Portfolio: research studies where the research costs are funded in whole or in part by the NIHR. Personal awards that do not fund research are out of scope of this policy.
For NIHR Infrastructure (including NIHR research units and schools): research studies where the majority of the research costs are funded by the NIHR.

For articles submitted before 1 June 2022, please refer to the former NIHR Open Access policy here. 



The ARC Oxford funding processes allowed costs for one open access publication to be included in the application up to the value of £1,500 per publication.

If an ARC project requires funding for additional open access publications, please contact the ARC Programme Manager via the ARC generic email address (, attaching a copy of the paper.

Funding for each additional publication will be reviewed and the researcher notified of funding within five days of receipt.