For Institutions and Funders

Compliance with HHMI, NIH, and Wellcome Trust Public Access Policies

A number of research funding agencies now require or request authors to submit the post-print version of their article (the version after peer review and acceptance but not the final published article) to a repository that is accessible online free of charge. As a service to our authors, Wolters Kluwer identifies the National Library of Medicine (NLM) articles that require deposit and transmits the post-print of an article based on research funded in whole or in part by the National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust, or Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to PubMed Central. Wolters Kluwer ensures that authors fully comply with the public access requirements of major funding bodies worldwide. Additionally, all authors who choose the open access option will have their final published article deposited in PubMed Central immediately upon publication.

Compliance with Funder-Mandated Open Access Policies

A number of research funding agencies now require or request authors to publish their research under a Creative Commons license. Wolters Kluwer has agreements with funders to ensure that authors fully comply with the open access requirements of major funding bodies worldwide.

Additionally, all authors who choose the open access option will have their final published article deposited in PubMed Central immediately upon publication.

Wolters Kluwer offers two publication routes, Gold and Green, for articles that have funder-mandated open access policies. Specific policies may vary.

Gold Route - Authors who are funded at institutions listed below can choose to publish their paper open access with the payment of an article processing charge (APC). Articles will be made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License and the final versions of the articles will be deposited in PubMed Central upon publication.

Green Route - If a Wolters Kluwer journal does not offer an open access option or if authors do not have funding available, they may make their papers available in an open access repository under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution – Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC) license after an embargo period. Under these terms (unless otherwise stated below), authors will not authorize the display of the final peer-reviewed manuscript prior to 12 months following publication of the final article if the journal offers an open access option or 6 months following publication if the journal does not offer open access.

  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Charity Open Access Fund (COAF)
    • Arthritis Research UK
    • Bloodwise
    • Breast Cancer Now
    • British Heart Foundation (BHF)
    • Cancer Research UK
    • Parkinson’s UK
    • Wellcome Trust
  • Department of Health (DH)(U.K.)
  • European Research Council (Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
    • Gold route: ERC funded authors can publish their article open access in Wolters Kluwer journals that offer an open access option under a CC-BY NC ND license.
    • Green route: ERC funded authors can self-archive their final peer-reviewed manuscript in a repository of the author’s choosing 6 months after publication of the final article in the journal.
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
  • Research Councils UK
    • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
    • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
    • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
    • Medical Research Council (MRC)
    • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
    • Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
  • Swedish Research Council/Vetenskapsrådet
  • Wellcome Trust
    • Wellcome Trust requires that authors publish their work under the CC BY license and will not cover the cost of any APCs for articles that are not compliant with their mandate. When completing the License to Publish select ‘Gold Route’ and ensure you comply with this mandate.
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
    • Articles will be made available under the terms of the CC BY IGO license for authors who are employees of the WHO.
  • World Bank
  • Yorkshire Cancer Research

Agreement with Universities in the Netherlands

Wolters Kluwer and the UKB – the Dutch Consortium of University Libraries and Royal Library – have agreed that from January 2017 Dutch authors can publish articles in our Lippincott “hybrid” journal portfolio without paying Article Processing Charges (APCs). Fully open access journals are excluded from the agreement. A list of hybrid journals are listed here.

Corresponding authors of accepted articles from the Netherlands should contact their library for details on how to obtain a coupon for the APC waiver. Articles will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Non-Derivative License (CC BY-NC-ND).

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