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Full guidance on Open Access publishing is available on the Bodleian's Open Access webpage. This guidance only covers the Wellcome Trust Open Access policy because all WIN staff must comply with this.

Guidance Documents

Complying with the Wellcome Open Access policy at WIN

Attachments referred to in the main document:

Decision tree figure in pdf format: what do I need to do to publish in journal X?

​Examples of how to interpret the Journal Checker tool

List of fully OA and Transformative journals (eligible for APC/OA fee payment by WT - editable)

FAQ (under construction - feel free to submit questions)

Presentations on Open Access

Powerpoint presentation June 2021 (Open Access at Oxford and new Wellcome policy)

Publishing Open Access at WIN' Presentation - ​​April 2020 (Note: this was presented before the new 2021 WT OA policy, some information may be outdated)  

Rights Retention Text

The Wellcome Trust require all WIN members to include the following sentence in the acknowledgements section of their publications:

This research was funded in whole, or in part, by the Wellcome Trust [Grant number xxxxx]. For the purpose of open access, the author has applied a CC BY public copyright licence to any Author Accepted Manuscript version arising from this submission.

Update on Springer Nature journals (MAY 2023)

Jisc and UK institutions are in negotiation with Springer Nature to reach a sustainable read and publish agreement for the Springer, Nature, Nature Research journals and Palgrave journals. One of the main pinch points is the lack of transparency behind their open access pricing.

UK institutions have now voted to accept the fifth proposal from Springer Nature and Jisc are moving to final contract negotiations, implementing the agreement once the negotiations have been completed – expected in June.

Until the contract negotiations have been finalised, Oxford authors who have a paper accepted by Springer, Nature, Nature Research journals and Palgrave journals should contact the APC team.

Update on requesting APC payment (September 2023)

Please check your paper's eligibility before submitting your paper. Upon acceptance, submit your APC payment request online. Please do not request an invoice or raise a PO yourself unless instructed by the APC team, as they can usually handle payment directly with the publisher.

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