RCUK . Report on open access study. May 2009
Research Councils in UK published an independent study regardng open access to research outputs. The purpose of the study was to identify the effects and impacts of open access on publishing models and institutional repositories in light of national and international trends. This included the impact of open access on the quality and efficiency of scholarly outputs, specifically journal articles. In response to the study, the Chief Executives of the Research Councils have agreed that over time the UK Research Councils will support increased open access, by:
building on their mandates on grant-holders to deposit research papers in suitable repositories within an agreed time period, and; extending their support for publishing in open access journals, including through the pay-to-publish model.