If you are required, or plan to publish your article via the gold route, then you will normally be asked to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) by the publisher. We have two funds to help with this. Money from both funds is allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Look at our compliancy checklist to ensure that your paper complies with your funder’s policy and is eligible for the next REF.
UKRI provides Cranfield with a limited block grant to pay APCs for gold open access publishing. Your paper must meet these requirements to qualify:
The University has secured additional Higher Education Innovation funding (HEIF fund) to assist with APCs where there is a UK industrial partner. The fund is available on a first come first served basis, and your paper must meet these requirements to qualify:
HEIF Fund update: the fund has been spent for this financial period.
The Library has agreements with some publishers to negotiate pilot financing models to help pay for APC charges and meet the growing demand for researchers to publish in Open Access journals. View publisher deals.
If you are a member of a Professional Society and submitting an article for publication in one of their journals, you may also be entitled to additional discounts on APC charges.