The Research Publications team in the Library administers the costs of publishing journal articles Open Access from two funds – COAF and RCUK.
The seven partner charities of COAF are members of the Association for Medical Research Charities (AMRC), which supported the establishment of this partnership.
Arthritis Research UK: open access…
A vitally important question, this one. The Wellcome Trust (who last year gave us £208,038 for open access publishing charges) have announced that they will not be paying charges for publications which fail to meet their requirements.
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Researchers at the School who are in receipt of funding from the Wellcome Trust and have had an open access fee paid have a number of requirements when publishing.
They should license the research papers using the Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY) so they may be freely copied and…
Sanctions could be as much as 10% of the value of the grant
The Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) is a partnership between Arthritis Research UK, Breast Cancer Now, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Bloodwise, Parkinson’s UK and the Wellcome Trust and those researchers funded by them…
The School celebrated Open Access Week with two 90 minute seminars. The first was held at Keppel Street on Thursday, while the second took place on Friday.
Emma Golding, Research Online Administrator kicked off by presenting the Publishing Open Access webpages for staff and students at the School have recently…
From today (October 1 2014), the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) provides the School with money to cover the cost of article processing charges (APCs) for peer reviewed research, funded wholly or partly by one or more of these UK medical research charities:
- Arthritis Research UK
- Breast Cancer Campaign
- British Heart Foundation
- Cancer Research UK
- Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
- Wellcome Trust (including WELMEC)
COAF has been established for an initial two-year pilot period, beginning today (1 October 2014
). The Wellcome Trust will administer COAF on behalf of the partners for the pilot phase. The partners hope that other Association of Medical Research Charities members will join the Fund over time.
COAF funds may only be used to pay open access article processing charges, not to cover other charges that some journals may levy, such as page and colour charges. Where these apply, researchers must use other funds to meet these costs.