RCUK Open Access Report - 2017/2018

de Castro, Pablo (2018) RCUK Open Access Report - 2017/2018. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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This report summarises the expenditure of the RCUK block grant received by the University of Strathclyde for the period of 1 April 2017-31 March 2018. The report also details compliance with the RCUK Policy on Open Access, which for the reporting period was found to be 85%. As stated in the 2016/2017 report, Strathclyde is very much in the process of absorbing any funding previously carried over. A more proactive dissemination strategy towards Open Access funding has yielded an increase in the number of funded publications, and the budget spent for this purpose has significantly increased from previous exercises. It is only due to the significant savings achieved via the direct support for individual author memberships or via reimbursements from other funding initiatives that the allocated funding for the exercise 2017/2018 has not been exhausted. As per the estimations provided in the report, taking into account our current levels of spending as of the end of May 2018, Strathclyde should be able to fully spend a subsequent block grant allocation in line with previous ones.