Update: 15 July 2020
We’ll be updating our grant conditions before January 2021 with the aim of ensuring that our grantholders, and anyone supported/associated with the grant, can publish in any journal they choose and remain fully compliant with our new OA policy.
By accepting our grant conditions, grantholders agree to make their research articles OA in line with our policy. However, when grantholders submit their articles for publication, they are often asked to sign a publishing agreement that gives away their rights to deposit them in an OA repository, and to publish under a public copyright – CC BY – licence. This makes compliance with our OA policy difficult or impossible.
Under the updated conditions, grantholders will automatically apply a CC BY licence to all future author accepted manuscripts reporting original research supported in whole, or in part, by our grant funding. This will ensure they are compliant with our OA policy.
The approach has been endorsed by cOAlition S funders.
Read our open access policy 2021 to find out more.