The Wellcome Trust has published its annual analysis of spending by the 36 organisations that received a grant from the Charity Open Access Fund between 1 October 2017 and 30 September 2018.
Overall compliance with the COAF OA policy was 90% (articles freely accessible through Europe PMC and made available under a CC-BY licence).
The cost of OA publishing continues to rise (hybrid and fully OA journals).
‘As things stand, COAF will be terminated at the end of September 2019 because the funders will no longer share a common OA policy. A final decision will be taken in June 2019 and communicated to all organisations in receipt of COAF funding. If COAF is terminated, the individual funders will continue to support OA costs in line with their policies, but these funds will not be centralised through COAF.’
Full details on the Wellcome website.