UK Scholarly Communications Licence and Model Policy

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The UK-SCL is an open access policy mechanism which ensures researchers can retain re-use rights in their own work, they retain copyright and they retain the freedom to publish in the journal of their choice.

Re-use rights retention enables early public communication of research findings and use in research and teaching, including online courses.

Increased visibility of research outputs greatly improves opportunities for increased impact and citations.

A single deposit action under the model policy ensures eligibility for REF2021 and compliance with most funder deposit criteria.

Researchers retain copyright and remain free to assign it to the publisher.

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