Blood Cancer UK – Open access policy and funds

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Blood Cancer UK (Formerly Bloodwise) was one of the charity open Access fund (COAF) charities but now operates it’s own funds and structure for open access.

Current Policy
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  • Research articles must be made available through Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) as soon as possible and within 6 months from publication.
  • Researchers can choose either self-archiving/green open access, or to opt for gold open access. If self-archiving/green open access is selected, the accepted manuscript must be made available via Europe PMC within an embargo period of 6 months.

Further details: 

  • Contact Blood cancer UK (email: for permission to take the paid route.
  • This may involve obtaining and paying the invoice, and then sending the claim to the funder for reimbursement
  • There is no need to fill in Oxford’s APC application form as unfortunately the Bodleian’s APC Team is unable to process these payments centrally on behalf of researchers.
  • If the journal does not deposit into EPMC on your behalf deposit into EPMC
  • Act on Acceptance & deposit a copy in ORA.