COAF Gold Open Access Funding

Important: the 2017/18 COAF grant has been fully spent. The Wellcome Trust have provided additional funds for papers that acknowledge their funding. For papers acknowledging other COAF funders, authors will need to contact the relevant funder(s) to discuss alternative options.

Complete the form below to provide details of your publication and we will advise how to meet COAF open access requirements. Please do not assume COAF funds are available unless this has been confirmed.

COAF can be used to pay open access fees for publications that meet the following criteria:

  1. An original peer-reviewed research article, a review (not commissioned or invited) or a study protocol
  2. Acknowledges funding from a participating charity
  3. The publisher meets the COAF publisher requirements as confirmed in SHERPA/FACT and so will
    1. Make the final version freely available in PubMed Central at the time of publication
    2. Publish the article with the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence

COAF funds cannot be used to pay a non-compliant publisher; where the author chooses a licence other than CC-BY; for solicted reviews, conference proceedings, editorials, letters or commentaries; for page or colour charges or for retrospective open access. Applications not eligible for funding will be declined and any invoice already issued returned to the applicant.

Funding application form

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