Economic Impact Assessment

Open Access

The economic impact of a new Open Access (OA) policy from UK Research and Innovation Report (UKRI) is assessed in this report, produced by FTI Consulting.

The main focus of this exercise was to:

  • assess the impact of specific policy conditions that have been proposed for journal articles and long-form research publications (monographs), using the existing policy framework as a benchmark; 
  • consider the impact of the UKRI policy on different groups of stakeholders within the scholarly communications ecosystem;
  • understand the immediate economic impact of the proposed policy and how this might change in the future in light of industry trends; and
  • compare the impact of the policy proposals against UKRI’s stated policy objectives.