The application, which includes revisions to the author journey and communications, has been reviewed and approved by the content expert group. Once the changes have been implemented, expected to be 8 August 2022, the costs of APCs for papers submitted to the Nature Research and Palgrave journals after 1 April 2022 will now be eligible for UKRI OA funds. As institutional OA funds are limited, authors should continue to discuss submissions and publishing options with their institution.
The ability to deposit author accepted manuscripts under CC-BY terms without charge continues until 31 December 2022.
Updated information (from August 2022):
The necessary changes to workflows and communications have now been made by Springer Nature. The costs of APCs for papers submitted to the Nature Research and Palgrave journals after 1 April 2022 will now be eligible for UKRI OA funds, and UKRI funded authors will now be given the option to deposit their author accepted manuscripts under a CC-BY licence with no embargo.