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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Research Councils UK (RCUK) has recently announced the amounts that it will be paying to institutions in the block grant to support the implementation of its open access policy.
This policy states that any research article or conference proceeding that is published and results from a RCUK funded grant should…
Below is a FAQ we often get here at the School from projects that are funded by the RCUK.
We have an MRC-funded grant which was awarded before April 2013 and which ends 31 Dec 2015. The original budget contained a small amount of funds (£1890) for publications, which we have set aside. However, we are planning to publish ~4 papers which those funds will not stretch to; moreover, the papers won't be submitted for publication now until after the grant has closed. How should I pay to make these papers Open Access if my grant was awarded before the 1st April 2013?
Gold open access doesn’t come cheap. In the last academic year LSHTM authors produced 126 Open Access research papers which were paid from Wellcome Trust, RCUK, COAF and the School Open Access Fund at a total cost of £255,391 . The average cost of an article processing charge (APC…
Research Councils UK (RCUK) has recently announced the amounts that it will be paying to institutions in the block grant to support the implementation of its open access policy. Since April 2013 the grant to universities and eligible research organisations has been used to cover the cost of article processing…
As of January 1, 2015 an Open Access policy will be effective for all new funding agreements made with researchers.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have adopted an Open Access policy that enables the unrestricted access and reuse of all peer-reviewed published research funded, in whole or in part, by the foundation, including any underlying data sets.
During a two-year transition period, publishers will be permitted to apply up to a 12 month embargo period on the accessibility of the publication and its underlying data sets. This embargo period will no longer be allowed after January 1, 2017.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation by Maia Weinstock https://flic.kr/p/e1ixy1 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
The Open Access policy contains the following elements:
UPDATE (January 2015)
The School has decided not to renew its Supporter Membership with BMC which means the 15% discount and instant payment option for researchers is no longer available.
If you wish to pay for an APC for Open Access with BMC please follow the instructions on our OA…