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|Note COAF is ending on 30 September 2020.
Oxford University researchers funded by Wellcome or a COAF charity are eligible to apply to our Wellcome/COAF block grant for the payment of open access fees for articles acknowledging their grant from one or more of the participating charities:
*Versus Arthritis was formed by a merger of Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care in 2018.
Monographs & book chapters
Wellcome policy also applies to scholarly monographs and book chapters. See ‘Complying with our Open Access policy’ .
New Wellcome OA policy from 1 January 2021 (revised 31/05/19)
The new Wellcome OA policy will affect articles submitted from 1 January 2021. Key points: research articles freely available in PMC/Europe PMC at publication; CC-BY licence (plus CC-BY-ND as exception). 6-month embargo no longer permitted. No funding for OA publication costs in hybrid journals. Authors to retain copyright. New Wellcome OA policy FAQ.
New Cancer Research UK OA policy from 1 January 2022.
CRUK’s forthcoming new policy will apply to articles accepted for pubication from 1 January 2022 and will require immediate OA (zero embargo).
Last updated: 19 May 2020.
Before article submission to journal:
When article accepted for publication
Revised claim process from 3 June to 30 September 2020
Oxford’s Block Grant from the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) has now been fully spent for 2019-2020. This requires a change of procedure for the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for researchers funded by Blood Cancer UK, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK and Versus Arthritis. From now on, these researchers should, until further notice, first contact their funder 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.
We will keep you informed about changes to this revised workflow, as we enter the new financial year on 1st October.
COAF contact details
Wellcome Trust: no change to procedure.
Please note that the Wellcome block grant has also been spent, but we hope to receive an additional allocation. This means that Wellcome-funded authors should continue with the usual procedure when article accepted for publication: