Wellcome-funded researchers can access funds to cover open access publishing costs for research papers.
How you get this funding depends on whether the organisation in which you’re based receives open access block grant funding.
These organisations have a block award to cover open access publishing costs.
Each organisation has its own guide which can be accessed from the links below.
The funding may be used to cover:
Note: where appropriate, eligible APCs costs should be split with other research funders, in line with the funders' relative contributions.
The block grant doesn't cover:
If you’re at an organisation that doesn’t receive open access funding, please email the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Email the following details to email@example.com:
We will supplement your research grant and your organisation will be able to claim reimbursement for these additional costs in the usual way.
We will also provide open access funding when a research grant has ended.
You can’t use this funding to cover any non-open access publication costs, including page and/or colour charges.
The open access publication costs should be split proportionately in line with the funders’ relative contributions, where the research reported is:
Organisations should charge the proportional costs to the appropriate funder.
If research funders don’t mandate open access, or if Wellcome is the lead funder on a piece of research, we’re willing to meet the full open access fee.