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Wellcome Trust Funds

Wellcome Trust Funds

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The Wellcome Trust grant can be used to pay open access charges for publications that meet the following criteria:

  1. An original peer-reviewed research article, a review (not commissioned or invited) or a study protocol
  2. Acknowledges Wellcome Trust funding in the required format (This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant number])
  3. The publisher meets the Wellcome Trust publisher requirements as confirmed in SHERPA/FACT and so will
    1. Make the final version freely available in PubMed Central at the time of publication
    2. Publish the article with the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence

Wellcome Trust funds cannot be used to pay a non-compliant publisher; where the author chooses a licence other than CC-BY; for solicited reviews, conference proceedings, editorials, letters or commentaries; for page or colour charges or for retrospective open access. Applications not eligible for funding will be declined and any invoice already issued returned to the applicant.