No. We will only ever make your research output open access after we have checked the publisher’s terms and conditions to make sure that this is allowed. If you believe that your research output is being published under different terms and conditions from the ones the publisher normally applies, please get in touch with the Library Open Access Team for further advice.
CC BY is an abbreviation for a Creative Commons Attribution License. This is a licence that you can apply to your own work to allow other people to share and adapt that work for any purpose, so long as the originator is properly acknowledged.
RCUK requires that research outputs from RCUK-funded research projects are published under a CC By License.