Parkinson's UK

A summary of Parkinson's UK's open access policy and their requirements for researchers who receive funding from them.

Requirements overview

Requirement Detail
Acknowledge the funder Required
Data accessibility statement Not required
Rights retention statement Not required
Specific licence

When an APC is paid – CC BY licence is required

When an APC is not paid – CC By licence is suggested

Embargo limit 6 months or less – preference for zero embargo
Deposit locations EPMC
APC payment exclusions No payment of colour or page charges
APC payment source Parkinson's UK
Other notes  

Further information

What is covered by the policy

"Any research papers that have been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and are supported in whole or in part by Parkinson’s UK funding, to be made available through PubMed Central (PMC) and Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) as soon as possible and in any event within six months of the journal publisher's official date of final publication"

"[The] policy does not extend to editorials, letters, commissioned reviews, scholarly monographs, conference proceedings or book chapters."

Further criteria

EPMC deposit

"Electronic copies of any research papers accepted for publication that are wholly or partially funded by Parkinson’s UK must be made available via Europe PMC as soon as possible and no later than six months after publication."

Licence requirement

"Where APCs are paid by Parkinson’s UK, authors and publishers must licence papers using a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY)."

Paying for Parkinson's UK journal article publication

"From 2020, Parkinson's UK encourages grant applicants to include open access costs in the finance schedule of research grant applications."

"For additional APC’s, above those included in the grant application, authors who receive funding from us may use any unspent grant money to pay for APCs or contact us at to discuss their situation"

"Where APCs are met by Parkinson’s UK, funding is available for original research papers only and does not cover additional page charges or colour plate charges."

(All quotations taken from Parkinson's UK policy page on 08/06/2023)