Apply to the UKRI and Institutional Open Access funds to cover the cost of an article processing charge (APC)

Please use this form to apply to the Open Access publication fund to claim open access fees. Subject to available funds and the eligibility criteria, the UKRI and Institutional Open Access funds will pay up to the full cost of the APC plus any applicable VAT on your behalf.

Even if your paper is accepted for publication you may not receive funding for open access. Please contact usir@salford.ac.uk to discuss your options and alternatives to open access fees.

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If you do not have an electronic copy of your letter please forward the original (retaining a copy for yourself) to: The USIR Team, Clifford Whitworth Library, Peel Park Campus, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT