Other Funds for Open Access

Please notify research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk of any articles, conference proceedings, books or book chapters as soon as they are accepted for publication.  We will help identify open access options and available funds where relevant.

Wellcome Trust

Current requirements

Wellcome Trust currently requires original, peer-reviewed research articles to:

  • Acknowledge their funding, and
  • Be made available via PubMed Central no later than 6 months after publication. Some publishers may do this automatically.

Wellcome Trust also require open access for books and book chapters

To read more, please visit https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/managing-grant/charity-open-access-fund

Future requirements

Wellcome Trust's policy is changing on the 1st January 2021*. From this date they will require all research articles, supported by funding from them, to have a CC-BY licence and be made freely available via PubMed Central at the time of publication.

They will only provide research organisations with funding to cover article processing charges for fully open access journals. More details can be found at https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/guidance/open-access-policy

*This was originally announced as 2020 however Wellcome Trust amended this in light of changes to Plan S.

What help is available and what must you do?

The University of Glasgow's Open Access service (research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk) can advise you on meeting these requirements. You may contact them at any time from considering submission of an article for advice about Open Access.

The Open Access team manage Wellcome Trust funds to help you meet Open Access costs associated with articles, where a payment is needed to comply with these requirements. Note that the Wellcome Trust Open Access fund will only pay the Open Access costs. If there are costs for page, colour or supplemental services authors are directed to use the inflation/flexible funding allowance included in grants. 

Please email research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk if you have had an article accepted for publication to confirm:

  • The name of the journal or publication
  • The title of the article
  • That you have included the funder and award details in the manuscript, and
  • That you have included a statement, where applicable, on how underlying research materials, such as data, can be accessed.

Ideally, provided a PDF of your manuscript, confirming if it is the agreed final text or whether revisions are expected, and this will allow the Open Access service to check some of the above details for you.

 


Cancer Research UK

CRUK will continue to provide funds to the University of Glasgow to pay for open access should that be necessary. Please continue to contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance and we will advise accordingly.

When emailing us, please confirm:

  • The name of the journal or publication
  • The title of the article
  • That you have included the funder and award details in the manuscript, and
  • That you have included a statement, where applicable, on how underlying research materials, such as data, can be accessed.

Ideally, provided a PDF of your manuscript, confirming if it is the agreed final text or whether revisions are expected, and this will allow the Open Access service to check some of the above details for you.

The CRUK Open Access policy is here: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-for-researchers/applying-for-funding/policies-that-affect-your-grant/policy-on-open-access


British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation (BHF) provide a grant each year to the University.  This grant is small and for the period to 31st March 2021 it has already been used.  There are no central funds available to support open access for BHF funded papers until after 31dt March 2021.

Please continue to contact research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk on acceptance of your manuscript and we will advise on open access options.   In many cases we will be able to share the manuscript via Enlighten or other repository services such as Europe PMC.

Please confirm:

  • The name of the journal or publication
  • The title of the article
  • That you have included the funder and award details in the manuscript, and
  • That you have included a statement, where applicable, on how underlying research materials, such as data, can be accessed.

Ideally, provided a PDF of your manuscript, confirming if it is the agreed final text or whether revisions are expected, and this will allow the Open Access service to check some of the above details for you.

The BHF Open Access policy is here: https://www.bhf.org.uk/for-professionals/information-for-researchers/managing-your-grant/open-access-policy 


Versus Arthritis

From 1st October 2020 you should apply for open access costs in your grant application. See https://www.versusarthritis.org/research/information-for-award-holders/open-access-and-travel-support/.

Award holders with papers accepted acknowledging Versus Arthritis awards should email research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk. Please confirm:

  • The name of the journal or publication
  • The title of the article
  • That you have included the funder and award details in the manuscript, and
  • That you have included a statement, where applicable, on how underlying research materials, such as data, can be accessed.

Ideally, provided a PDF of your manuscript, confirming if it is the agreed final text or whether revisions are expected, and this will allow the Open Access service to check some of the above details for you.

 


Blood Cancer UK

We are awaiting guidance from Blood Cancer UK on their new policy and will advertise it when we know more.  

Award holders with papers accepted acknowledging Blood Cancer UK awards should email research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk. Please confirm:

  • The name of the journal or publication
  • The title of the article
  • That you have included the funder and award details in the manuscript, and
  • That you have included a statement, where applicable, on how underlying research materials, such as data, can be accessed.

Ideally, provided a PDF of your manuscript, confirming if it is the agreed final text or whether revisions are expected, and this will allow the Open Access service to check some of the above details for you.


Parkinson's UK

We are awaiting guidance from Parkinson's UK on their new policy and will advertise it when we know more.  

Award holders with papers accepted acknowledging Parkinson's UK awards should email research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk. Please confirm:

  • The name of the journal or publication
  • The title of the article
  • That you have included the funder and award details in the manuscript, and
  • That you have included a statement, where applicable, on how underlying research materials, such as data, can be accessed.

Ideally, provided a PDF of your manuscript, confirming if it is the agreed final text or whether revisions are expected, and this will allow the Open Access service to check some of the above details for you.


Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Now left the Charity Open Access Fund in September 2016.  They require deposit of manuscripts in Europe PubMed Central (PMC) within 12 months of publication.  They allow grant funds to be used for open access costs.

For further information please read their Open Access Policy. 

Please email research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk as soon as you are notified that a article or conference proceeding has been accepted and we will guide you through the open access process.  

 


Chief Scientist's Office Scotland (CSO)

Please email research-openaccess@glasgow.ac.uk  when your publication is accepted and we will check if CSO will pay the open access costs.

Authors can apply to the CSO for up to £6000 towards open access charges up to 18 months after acceptance of final report.


The Leverhulme Trust

Open access payment is an allowable expense if incurred during the project timeframe. Please read their Open Access publishing policy.  


National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

The cost of APCs and other appropriate publication charges will be supported either through the original NIHR award, or where applicable an NIHR Open Access Fund. Please read the NIHR Open Access Policy for further information. Researchers will need to contact the awarding NIHR Programme Coordinating Centre to agree the process. This does not apply to any recipient of NIHR funding prior to 1st April 2014, who should comply with the requirements of their original contract.

NIHR prefer that the main final paper from a piece of research is published in one of their 5 ‘NIHR Journal’ publications (only available for research funded by five of the NIHR programmes):

  • Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation
  • Health Services and Delivery Research
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Programme Grants for Applied Research
  • Public Health Research

Each NIHR journal refers to an NIHR funding stream. All are fully open access.