The new Wellcome Trust Open Access policy will affect items submitted for publication from 1 January 2021. Existing grants will need to be compliant, as well as new grants.
Key changes: immediate open access (no embargo); CC BY licence; authors to retain copyright; posting pre-prints will be required if there is a public health benefit; all AAMs must be made available through Europe PMC at the time of publication; include a statement in your paper on how to access the underpinning research data
- Know the new requirements
- Check a journal’s policy before choosing to submit
- Act to ensure your future Wellcome grants are unaffected
Online briefings will be held in November and December and can be booked here.