RCUK & Gold Open Access at Swansea Uni

Thanks to our APC team, the Swansea University articles that have been paid for by the central Article Processing Charge (APC) pot of money for RCUK-funded research can now be found in Cronfa by using the tag “Gold Open Access”:


These articles will not be available for download within Cronfa (unless the author has uploaded the full text in our Research Information System too) but the DOI link should take you to the full text.

Funded by RCUK?

Any researcher funded by RCUK who would like to take advantage of the fund can find information on our website on how to apply and the contact email for further information: apc.requests@swansea.ac.uk

Our APC maestro Caroline Rauter has uploaded the data on our RCUK APC funding on Figshare if you are interested in how the money has been used.

A huge pile of gold ingots

APCs are Big Money e.g. the average APC paid by the Wellcome Trust was £1821 in 2012-2013; Elsevier was their largest beneficiary (20% of the total) 

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