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Published: 2022-10-31

The Swedish Research Council updates its open access guidelines

NEWS The Swedish Research Council has updated guidelines for research funding as of October 2022. In the new guidelines, all publication types are subject to immediate open access.

Text: Saga Nylund

There are now new guidelines for open access publishing for research funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR). The guidelines apply to all scientific publications that are entirely or partly the result of research funded by the Swedish Research Council starting from October 2022.

These conditions apply to those who have been awarded a research grant from the Swedish Research Council starting from October 2022:

  • All publication types (including books and book chapters) are subject to the open access requirement.
  • Publications must be made open access immediately, i.e. without delay (embargo).
  • The CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution) licence must be used.

For more information on the guidelines, see the website of the Swedish Research Council.

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