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Open Access Funding and Funders Policies: Funders

The University of Northampton

The University of Northampton has a small institutional fund for the payment of article processing charge.  These must be agreed in advance of payment with the Head of Research Support, in addition the following conditions must be met:

  • No suitable “green” route to open access (open access achieved through the accepted manuscript being deposited in Pure)
  • Principle author must be staff member or post graduate student currently employed by the University of Northampton
  • Article must be published under a CC-BY licence
  • Accepted manuscript must be deposited in Pure
  • Underlying dataset must be deposited in Pure

Note – payment for monographs will also be considered

Publishing “gold” allows the published version of your output to be made freely available immediately upon publication to anyone with internet access, rather than the accepted manuscript – which is often embargoed for a set time (generally between 6 – 24 months).

The University has entered into agreements that allow us discounts or for the cost to be part of our journal subscription cost for article processing charges:

  • Springer (Most APC’s zero cost – check with Research Support if in doubt
  • Wylie (All APC’s zero cost)
  • SAGE (£200 Discount)
  • Taylor and Francis (75% discount on most journals – must use NESLI voucher code)

When publishing with any publisher, please contact and we can guide you through the copyright transfer process. 

Research funders

Most research funders have a requirement for outputs that are published as a result of the funding, are made open access.  Additionally many funders also require the underlying data to also be made available.  By accepting a research grant, the grant holder is responsible for meeting these requirements. 

If you do not comply with the funder's policy, the existing grant may be partially withheld, and you may not be eligible for future funding from this funder.