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Revised new Wellcome Trust OA policy, 1 January 2021

Wellcome-funded researchers, articles submitted for publication from 1 January 2021 need to meet new open access requirements. You need to check that your preferred journal enables you to comply before submission. There is a Journal Checker Tool available to help. The new policy applies to all articles reporting original research that has been supported in whole, or in part, by Wellcome funding. 

Wellcome have published guidance on how to comply.  For Oxford guidance and FAQs, see:  http://openaccess.ox.ac.uk/wellcome-and-coaf/.

Further ‘new Wellcome Trust OA policy’ iSkills sessions will be run on an ‘on demand’ basis.  Please email Bodleian User Education to put your name down.

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

In September 2020 the Department of International Development (DFID) merged with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to form the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).  Research funded by DFID prior to the merger is still subject to the DFID Open Access policy.

Taylor & Francis Jisc offset agreement

The Taylor & Francis Jisc offset agreement has ceased. APC invoices issued from 1 February 2021 will not have the 75% discount applied. As of 28/01/21 the university is involved in negotiations for a Read & Publish deal with Taylor & Francis. Please check the Open Access Oxford webpages for updates.