RCUK Open Access Report - 2014/2015

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The University received a block grant of £200,267 for 2013/2014, of which £114,570 was unspent,
and carried forward into 2014/2015. The University received an additional block grant of £235,609
for the period of 2014/2015, bringing the total amount available to £350,179. The University spent
£157,320 during the period of 2014/2015, leaving the amount of £192,859 to be brought forward
into 2015/2016.
The University has sought to increase engagement with academics, and to ensure that
comprehensive procedures are in place to allow for the processing of Article Processing Charges
(APCs) with minimal workload for academics. To this end, the University has employed 2 FTE, an
Open Access Senior Librarian (January 2015), and an Open Access Advocacy Librarian (May

The number of APCs for the period of 2014/2015 has increased by over 70% from the previous year
(from 48 to 82), it is anticipated that this will continue to rise as staff become more aware of the
finances available for payment of APCs. Green OA deposits have also increased from the previous
year, up 47%.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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