Versus Arthritis

A summary of Versus Arthritis'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 If an APC is paid – CC BY licence required
Embargo limit 6 months or less
Deposit locations EPMC
APC payment exclusions Does not cover colour or page charges
APC payment source Versus Arthritis via Grant Tracker
Other notes  

Further information

What is covered by the policy

"Applies to original research papers submitted for publication."

"Policy does not extend to editorials, letters, commissioned reviews, non-commissioned reviews, scholarly monographs, conference proceedings or book chapters."

Further criteria

EPMC deposit with no embargo

"Any articles accepted for publication that are wholly or partially funded by Versus Arthritis must be deposited in Europe PMC as soon as possible and no later than six months after publication."

Licence requirement

"Where APCs are paid by Versus Arthritis, authors and publishers must licence papers using the Creative Commons Attribution licence CC-BY."

Paying for Versus Arthritis journal article publication

"Funding is available for original research papers only.

Versus Arthritis does not cover additional page charges or colour plate charges."

"Authors requiring support to publish articles resulting from work funded by Versus Arthritis should apply directly to us via Grant Tracker ( if their host institution or another funder cannot meet the costs of APCs."

(All quotations taken from Versus Arthritis policy page on 08/06/2023)