Funder Policies

RCUK

RCUK are seven different research bodies: MRC, BBSRC, AHRC, ESRC, EPSRC, NERC, STFC.

The Research Councils UK's new open access policy states that compliant journals must offer a "pay to publish" (gold OA) option.  When an article publication charge is paid the policy also mandates the use of the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY). 

The majority of journals* in Wiley's open access program (including OnlineOpen) will offer authors funded by RCUK the opportunity to publish their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. This will support authors in complying with RCUK requirements. If an author funded by RCUK chooses to publish in a Wiley journal but doesn't select and pay for OnlineOpen the author will be able to self-archive the accepted version of the article after a 12 month embargo period (starting with first publication online), or after a 24 month embargo for authors funded by AHRC and ESRC.  If a journal does not offer an open access option the embargo period is reduced to 6 months (RCUK's STM Councils) or 12 months for authors funded by AHRC and ESRC.

Are you funded by RCUK? See how you can comply with the OA Mandate: Download Publishing Decision Tree. Watch ourvideo.

*A limited number of society-owned journals have opted out of this new license policy - for more information see Terms and Conditions for OnlineOpen articles not published under a Creative Commons license.

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust funded authors must make their research articles freely available through PubMed Central (PMC) and EuropePMC as soon as possible, and in any event, within six months of publication. If an author chooses to publish in a journal offering a paid open access option, the Trust advises authors funded by it to use this option rather than self-archiving. The Trust will pay the article publication charge in order to make the final article fully open access upon publication under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) which permits  broad re-use (including commercial uses) subject to appropriate acknowledgement of the author and title of the original work. Wellcome Trust funded authors can comply with the Trust's open access policy when publishing in the majority of journals* in Wiley's open access program (including OnlineOpen) which offer  authors the opportunity to publish their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution CC BY license on the payment of an article publication charge. In addition, Wiley will deposit the final PDF and XML of the article to PMC upon publication; this is the final, authoritative version of the article, after peer review, editing, any final corrections, online and print formatting, and publication.

See Authors' FAQs on the Wellcome Trust open access policy for more information.

Charity Open Access Fund (COAF)

COAF is a partnership between six UK medical research charities - Arthritis Research UK, Breast Cancer Campaign, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and the Wellcome Trust - to enable publications resulting from the research we support to be made immediately and freely available to access and re-use.

COAF provides block grants to 36 UK research institutions, which can be used to cover article processing charges (APCs) for peer reviewed original research articles, where the research reported is funded by one, or more, of the participating charities.  

Authors accepted for publication on or after 1 October 2014, can charge the APC to COAF when publishing in the majority of journals* in Wiley's open access program (including OnlineOpen) which offer authors the opportunity to publish their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution CC BY license on the payment of an article publication charge. In addition, Wiley will deposit the final PDF and XML of the article to PMC upon publication; this is the final, authoritative version of the article, after peer review, editing, any final corrections, online and print formatting, and publication.

See Charity Open Access Fund: frequently asked questions for more information.

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

The FWF gives the author the freedom to choose (1) self-archive the accepted version of the article in a repository or (2) "pay to publish" or (3) publishing in one of Wiley's Open Access Journals.

(1) Self-archiving (Green Open Access)

Authors may self-archive the author accepted version of the paper (Authors Manuscript) after a 12 month embargo period from publication in any sustainable subject or institutional repository. If the publications are in the life sciences (or related topics), authors are required to make their peer reviewed papers freely available, subject to the embargo period, in the fulltext repository Europe PubMedCentral, see FWF's guidelines.

(2) Pay to publish (Hybrid Open Access)*

If an author chooses Wiley's "pay to publish" (OnlineOpen option) articles should usually be published under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) which permits broad re-use (including commercial uses) subject to appropriate acknowledgement of the author and title of the original work**.
In addition and if the publications are in the life sciences (or related topics), Wiley will deposit the final PDF and XML of the article to Europe PubMedCentral upon publication; this is the final, authoritative version of the article, after peer review, editing, any final corrections, online and print formatting, and publication.
If "pay to publish" is chosen by FWF funded authors, publication costs are transferred by project holders to Wiley and then reimbursed by the FWF to the project holders, for details see Peer-Reviewed Publications.

(3) Costs for Wiley's Open Access Journals (Gold Open Access)

Costs for Wiley's Open Access Journals are directly reimbursed by the FWF to Wiley with no charge payable by the authors and includes the same rules concerning the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) and deposition to Europe PubMedCentral as for "pay to publish".
If you have any question concerning FWF's Open Access policy, please contact Dr Falk Reckling

 *Pay to publish means that an article from a subscription journal becomes Open Access by a payment of a publication fee (currently $3000 per article).

**A limited number of society-owned journals have opted out of this new license policy - for more information see Terms and Conditions for OnlineOpen articles not published under a Creative Commons license.

Telethon Italy

 For Telethon-funded authors payment for OnlineOpen or Wiley Open Access publication charges will be paid directly by Telethon with no charge payable by the author.

If an author submits an article to a journal that is not currently included in the OnlineOpen program, and the author wishes to opt for OnlineOpen, Wiley will be able to give immediate open access to the published version and deposit in PubMed Central under this payment arrangement with the above
funders. In such cases, when the article has been accepted for publication, the author should inform the editorial office about his or her intention to select OnlineOpen.

Australian Research Council (ARC) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 

ARC and NHMRC funded authors may self-archive the author accepted version of their paper (authors manuscript) after a 12-month embargo period from publication in an open access institutional repository.  If articles are made open access following payment of an article publication fee, it is not necessary to archive the author's manuscript, but the metadata must be available in the institutional repository with a link to the published article of record on Wiley Online Library. For more details please see the ARC and NHMRC open access pages at http://www.arc.gov.au/applicants/open_access.htm and http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/grants/policy/dissemination-research-findings

NIH mandate

Wiley supports its authors by posting the accepted version of articles by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central upon acceptance by the journal. The accepted version is the version that incorporates all amendments made during peer review, but prior to the publisher's copyediting and stylistic edits, online and print formatting, citation and other linking, deposit in abstracting and indexing services to enable high-level discovery, and the addition of bibliographic and other metadata. This accepted version will be made publicly available 12 months after publication. The NIH mandate applies to all articles based on research that has been wholly or partially funded by the NIH and that are accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008.

NIH authors should be aware that they will receive an e-mail request once Wiley has posted the files of their accepted manuscript to the NIH Manuscript Submission system to approve the upload for display on the PubMed Central system. This is a requirement of their grant/affiliation.

The societies for which Wiley publishes may decide on a different policy. Wiley will continue to brief societies on any discussions held with the NIH regarding the processing of the articles, appropriate acknowledgements with citation and linking to the final published version on the publisher's site, and clear licensing terms and conditions for the use of material protected by copyright.

For NIH employees only, Wiley accepts the NIH Publishing Agreement. The article will be identified as a US Government Work and will be in the public domain in the USA. In addition, Wiley will post the accepted version of articles written by NIH employees to PubMed Central, as long as the articles are supplied with the NIH Publishing Agreement attached.

Wiley also offers its OnlineOpen  service. Upon payment of the OnlineOpen article publication charge, Wiley will deposit the published version of the article into PubMed Central, with public availability in PubMed Central and on the journal's website immediately upon publication.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

HHMI authors may deposit the accepted version of manuscripts to PubMed Central (PMC) for release 12 months after final publication. This information applies to manuscripts submitted to Wiley after October 31st, 2013.

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