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Open access at the Wellcome Trust

It is a fundamental part of our charitable mission to ensure that the work we fund can be read and utilised by the widest possible audience. We therefore support unrestricted access to the published outputs of research through our open access policy.

Sir Mark Walport introduces open access at the Wellcome Trust.

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The links below provide more information on the policy including details of how Wellcome Trust grantholders should comply.

The Trust is extending its open access policy to include scholarly monographs and book chapters. The extended policy applies to holders of grants awarded after 1 October 2013, and becomes effective for researchers awarded grants before that date from October 2014. For more information, please see the Monograph and Book Chapter FAQ.


Position statement in support of open and unrestricted access to published research.


Monograph deposit

Use this online form to deposit Trust-funded open access monographs or book chapters.


Europe PubMed Central

Europe PubMed Central and Europe PubMed Central plus.


Guides and reports

Useful open access guides and Trust-funded open access reports.


A new open access online journal for biomedical and life sciences research.

Developing an Effective Market for Open Access Article Processing Charges Download PDFDownload PDF
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