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Wellcome Trust announces new Open Access policy

Following an 8 month review the Wellcome Trust announced its latest Open access policy on 5 November.

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Some key changes

Deposit into PubMed Central (PMC) and Europe PMC

  • Articles must be made freely available by the official final online publication date instead of within 6 months of the final publication date

Article processing charges (APCs)

Pre-prints

  • Authors are encouraged to post pre-peer review pre-prints under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence. This is mandated during public health crises

Research assessment

Wellcome-funded research organisations must publicly commit to a statement of intrinsic merit of the research, such as the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment or the Leiden Manifesto.


St Andrews researchers funded by Wellcome or any members of the Charities Open Access Fund can contact the Library if they have any questions or need help and support to make their work Open Access openaccess@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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