The University of Sheffield has pre-paid the article processing charges (APCs) for RCUK-sponsored papers that are accepted in IEEE journals.
For more information about this scheme please see our open access webpage http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/library/openaccess/index or contact OAEnquiries@sheffield.ac.uk.
To make the CC BY license available as quickly as possible under the Route 2 option, IEEE has implemented a manual fulfillment process for researchers with UKRI funding or from funders with similar mandates. To begin the process, authors who need a CC BY license for an accepted manuscript should send a request to IEEE’s Intellectual Property Rights group at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as they submit their article. To further meet the Route 2 requirements and ensure compliance, the submissions should include the following text in the funding acknowledgement section of the manuscript and any cover note accompanying the submission:
For the purpose of open access, the author(s) has applied a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to any Accepted Manuscript version arising