What is covered by the policy
All original, peer-reviewed research articles that are supported in whole, or in part, by Wellcome
Other manuscript types, such as reviews and editorials, are not included in the policy. Our funding cannot be used to pay the article processing charge for these papers.
Researchers must make sure that the article, after peer review – either publisher Version of Record or the Author Accepted Manuscript – is made freely available in PMC and Europe PMC at the time of publication.
Rights retention text
All grantholders must include the following statement on all submissions to peer-reviewed journals that are:
- reporting original research
- supported in whole, or in part, by Wellcome grant funding.
'This research was funded in whole, or in part, by the Wellcome Trust [Grant number]. For the purpose of open access, the author has applied a CC BY public copyright licence to any Author Accepted Manuscript version arising from this submission.'
Published under a Creative Commons attribution licence (CC BY), unless we [Wellcome] have agreed, as an exception, to allow publication under a CC BY-ND licence.
Contact Wellcome for the CC BY-ND licence exception here: https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/guidance/open-access-guidance/applyin...
Paying for Wellcome short-form publications
See Applying to the block grants.
We do not cover the costs of OA publishing in subscription journals. Grant applicants cannot ask for these costs in their grant application, and grantholders will not be allowed to use their grant funds to pay for these costs.
(All quotations taken from Wellcome policy pages on 12/09/2023)