Wellcome Trust – New Publisher Requirements for Open Access publications


The Wellcome Trust has introduced new publisher requirements in response to the number of articles that are non-compliant with its open access policy.

From the 1st April 2017, the Wellcome Trust/Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) that Queen’s receives to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) can only be used where the publisher has agreed to the meet the requirements.

Wellcome have published the full list of publishers who currently comply with their requirements, including Wiley, Elsevier and Springer Nature.

Authors should use SHERPA/FACT or email openaccess@qub.ac.uk before article submission to ensure that their journal of choice meets the Wellcome Trust’s requirements and are therefore eligible to have their APC covered.

For further information on the Wellcome Trust/COAF fund please visit our LibGuide or email openaccess@qub.ac.uk

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