Repository Policies

There are three University policies regarding research and scholarly output of the University and the UWL Repository. These are:

Repository Policies:

Complying with Funder Policies:

UKRI grant holders should also make themselves familiar with the new open access policy for research publications that acknowledge funding from UKRI and any of its councils.

The policy applies to all journal articles and conference proceedings (published with an ISSN) submitted for publication on or after 1 April 2022. The policy also applies to monographs, book chapters and edited collections published on or after 1 January 2024.

All grant holders must check whether their chosen journal meets the requirements of the relevant funder's policy. Compliance with funder policies can be checked using the Journal Checker Tool or by contacting the Scholarly Communication Team at