Blood Cancer UK – Open access policy and funds

BCUK logo


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
What do I do at Oxford?
  • 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:  https://bloodcancer.org.uk/research/open-access/ 

  • Contact Blood cancer UK (email: research@bloodcancer.org.uk) 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.