The British Heart Foundation – Open access policy and funds

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The British Heart Foundation was one of the charity open Access fund (COAF) charities but now operates it’s own funds and structure for open access.

There is an APC fund administered at Oxford for this funder. The block grant year runs from 1st October – 30th September

Fund status: Open for applications


Current Policy


What to do at Oxford

  • If an APC payment is required – Please contact the Bodleian APC team before confirming selection of the paid route with journal, to check funds are available and the journal is funder-compliant.
  • If the journal does not deposit into EPMC on your behalf deposit into EPMC
  • Act on Acceptance & deposit a copy in ORA.
  •  Notes
    1. BHF preference is for Gold open access. If journal does not offer this, author should deposit a copy of the final, peer reviewed manuscript into Europe PMC within 6 months of publication. See the Europe PMC plus user guide.