Compliance with funder-mandated open access policies

Several research funding agencies now require or request authors to publish their research under a Creative Commons license. Wolters Kluwer supports author compliance with the open access requirements of certain recognized funding bodies and institutions via two publication routes, Gold and Green. Specific journal policies may vary.

Gold open access
  • Authors may publish in an open access journal or in a journal that provides an open access option (hybrid journal).
  • An Article Processing Charge (APC) is paid by the author (or on their behalf by their institution or funder). Please see our hybrid journal and open access journal APC price lists for details.
  • The final published article (Version of Record) is publicly accessible immediately under the terms of a creative commons license.
  • Authors supported by certain recognized funders and institutions can generally choose to publish open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License.
  • Authors should check the instructions and policies of specific journals when submitting articles.
Green open access
  • Authors supported by funders who mandate open access publication, but do not fund the Gold open access route in hybrid journals may deposit their final peer-reviewed manuscript (or “author accepted manuscript (AAM)”) in their institution’s or other non-commercial repository and make it publicly available after an embargo period.
  • Under these terms, 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 six months following publication if the journal does not offer open access.
  • Authors should add the below* statement to the AAM version and link to the final published version of record by adding the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and article URL to the AAM.

    *This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title]. The published version of record [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL and DOI of the published article from the Journal website].
Recognized funding bodies and institutions

Unless otherwise indicated, the funder-mandated open access policies stated above apply to the following recognized funding bodies and institutions:


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Compliance with open access policy

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation requires that authors publish their work open access under the CC BY license in accordance with this guidance.


Wolters Kluwer/Charles University Agreement

Wolters Kluwer and Charles University in Czech Republic have agreed that eligible authors can publish their research in the Lippincott Total Access Collection of hybrid journals or in Lippincott’s Gold open access journals without paying individual Article Processing Charges (APCs).

Corresponding authors who are affiliated with the participating institution and who qualify as eligible authors* can publish their articles open access in the eligible LWW journals at no direct cost to them. To qualify for the APC waiver, the corresponding author must provide their participating institution’s name and institutional email address in the journal’s submission system. On acceptance, the corresponding author will be asked to place an open access order in the publisher’s payment portal where they will be able to request the APC be funded in accordance with this agreement. A $0.00 APC will then be applied.

*Eligible authors: Corresponding authors who are teaching and research staff employed by or otherwise accredited to one of the participating institutions as well as students enrolled or accredited to one of the institutions and who want to publish open access articles.


Wolters Kluwer/CSAL Agreement

Wolters Kluwer and the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries (CSAL) have agreed that eligible authors can publish articles in the Lippincott Total Access Collection of hybrid journals without paying individual Article Processing Charges (APCs). Fully open access journals are excluded from the agreement.

Corresponding authors who are affiliated with the participating institution and who qualify as eligible authors* can publish their articles open access in the eligible LWW journals at no direct cost to them. To qualify for the APC waiver, the corresponding author must provide their participating institution’s name and institutional email address in the journal’s submission system. On acceptance, the corresponding author will be asked to place an open access order in the publisher’s payment portal where they will be able to request the APC be funded in accordance with this agreement. A $0.00 APC will then be applied.

*Eligible authors: Corresponding authors who are teaching and research staff employed by or otherwise accredited to one of the participating institutions as well as students enrolled or accredited to one of the institutions and who want to publish open access articles.


Wolters Kluwer/FinELib Agreement

Wolters Kluwer and the FinELib consortia in Finland have agreed that eligible authors can publish articles in the Lippincott Total Access Collection of hybrid journals or in Lippincott’s Gold open access journals without paying individual Article Processing Charges (APCs).

Corresponding authors who are affiliated with the participating institution and who qualify as eligible authors* can publish their articles open access in the eligible LWW journals at no direct cost to them. To qualify for the APC waiver, the corresponding author must provide their participating institution’s name and institutional email address in the journal’s submission system. On acceptance, the corresponding author will be asked to place an open access order in the publisher’s payment portal where they will be able to request the APC be funded in accordance with this agreement. A $0.00 APC will then be applied.

Further information is available here. Authors can choose to publish under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) where offered or the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Non-Derivative License (CC BY-NC-ND).

*Eligible authors: Corresponding authors who are teaching and research staff employed by or otherwise accredited to one of the participating institutions as well as students enrolled or accredited to one of the institutions and who want to publish open access articles. 


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) public access policy

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute requires that authors publish their work open access under the CC BY license in accordance with this guidance.

 


Wolters Kluwer/EISZ Agreement

Wolters Kluwer and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences have agreed that eligible authors can publish articles in the Lippincott subscribed hybrid journals without paying individual Article Processing Charges (APCs) up to 18 articles annually.

Corresponding authors who are affiliated with the participating institution and who qualify as eligible authors* can publish their articles open access in the eligible LWW journals at no direct cost to them. To qualify for the APC waiver, the corresponding author must provide their participating institution’s name and institutional email address in the journal’s submission system. On acceptance, the corresponding author will be asked to place an open access order in the publisher’s payment portal where they will be able to request the APC be funded in accordance with this agreement. A $0.00 APC will then be applied

Articles in hybrid journals will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Non-Derivative License (CC BY-NC-ND).  

 

 

*Eligible authors: Corresponding authors who are teaching and research staff employed by or otherwise accredited to one of the participating institutions as well as students enrolled or accredited to one of the institutions and who want to publish open access articles.


Wolters Kluwer/CRUI Agreement

Wolters Kluwer and Conferenza dei Rettori (CRUI) have agreed that eligible authors can publish their research in select hybrid journals without paying individual Article Processing Charges (APCs). A list of hybrid journals covered by this agreement can be viewed here.

Corresponding authors who are affiliated with the participating institution and who qualify as eligible authors* can publish their articles open access in the eligible LWW journals at no direct cost to them. To qualify for the APC waiver, the corresponding author must provide their participating institution’s name and institutional email address in the journal’s submission system. On acceptance, the corresponding author will be asked to place an open access order in the publisher’s payment portal where they will be able to request the APC be funded in accordance with this agreement. A $0.00 APC will then be applied.

*Eligible authors: Corresponding authors who are teaching and research staff employed by or otherwise accredited to one of the participating institutions as well as students enrolled or accredited to one of the institutions and who want to publish open access articles.


National Institutes of Health (United States) public access policy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH, US) requires authors to submit the author accepted manuscript (AAM)—the article after peer review and acceptance but not the final published article—to a repository that is accessible online by all without charge. As a service to our authors, LWW identifies to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) articles that require deposit and transmits the AAM of an article based on research funded in whole or in part by the National Institutes of Health to PubMed Central on the author’s behalf.


Wolters Kluwer/UKB VSNU Agreement

Wolters Kluwer and the UKB—the Dutch Consortium of University Libraries and Royal Library—have agreed that eligible authors can publish articles in select hybrid journals without paying individual Article Processing Charges (APCs). Fully open access journals are excluded from the agreement. A list of hybrid journals covered by this agreement can be viewed here.

Corresponding authors who are affiliated with the participating institution and who qualify as eligible authors* can publish their articles open access in the eligible LWW journals at no direct cost to them. To qualify for the APC waiver, the corresponding author must provide their participating institution’s name and institutional email address in the journal’s submission system. On acceptance, the corresponding author will be asked to place an open access order in the publisher’s payment portal where they will be able to request the APC be funded in accordance with this agreement. A $0.00 APC will then be applied.

*Eligible authors: Corresponding authors who are teaching and research staff employed by or otherwise accredited to one of the participating institutions as well as students enrolled or accredited to one of the institutions and who want to publish open access articles.


Wolters Kluwer/ICM Agreement

Wolters Kluwer and ICM Polish consortium have agreed that eligible authors can publish their research in select hybrid journals without paying individual Article Processing Charges (APCs). A list of hybrid journals covered by this agreement can be viewed here.

Corresponding authors who are affiliated with the participating institution and who qualify as eligible authors* can publish their articles open access in the eligible LWW journals at no direct cost to them. To qualify for the APC waiver, the corresponding author must provide their participating institution’s name and institutional email address in the journal’s submission system. On acceptance, the corresponding author will be asked to place an open access order in the publisher’s payment portal where they will be able to request the APC be funded in accordance with this agreement. A $0.00 APC will then be applied.

*Eligible authors: Corresponding authors who are teaching and research staff employed by or otherwise accredited to one of the participating institutions as well as students enrolled or accredited to one of the institutions and who want to publish open access articles.


Wolters Kluwer/Qatar National Library Agreement

Wolters Kluwer and the Qatar National Library have agreed that eligible authors can publish their research in the Lippincott Total Access Collection of hybrid journals or in Lippincott’s Gold open access journals without paying individual Article Processing Charges (APCs).

Corresponding authors who are affiliated with the participating institution and who qualify as eligible authors* can publish their articles open access in the eligible LWW journals at no direct cost to them. To qualify for the APC waiver, the corresponding author must provide their participating institution’s name and institutional email address in the journal’s submission system. On acceptance, the corresponding author will be asked to place an open access order in the publisher’s payment portal where they will be able to request the APC be funded in accordance with this agreement. A $0.00 APC will then be applied.

*Eligible authors: Corresponding authors who are teaching and research staff employed by or otherwise accredited to one of the participating institutions as well as students enrolled or accredited to one of the institutions and who want to publish open access articles. 


Wolters Kluwer/JISC Agreement

Wolters Kluwer and JISC have agreed that eligible authors can publish articles in select hybrid journals without paying individual Article Processing Charges (APCs). Fully open access journals are excluded from the agreement. A list of hybrid journals covered by this agreement can be viewed here.

Corresponding authors who are affiliated with the participating institution and who qualify as eligible authors* can publish their articles open access in the eligible LWW journals at no direct cost to them. To qualify for the APC waiver, the corresponding author must provide their participating institution’s name and institutional email address in the journal’s submission system. On acceptance, the corresponding author will be asked to place an open access order in the publisher’s payment portal where they will be able to request the APC be funded in accordance with this agreement. A $0.00 APC will then be applied. 

*Eligible authors: Corresponding authors who are teaching and research staff employed by or otherwise accredited to one of the participating institutions as well as students enrolled or accredited to one of the institutions and who want to publish open access articles. 


UK Research Councils (UKRI): Compliance with UKRI open access policies

The UK Research Councils (UKRI) requires that authors publish their work open access under the CC BY license in accordance with this guidance.


Wellcome Trust/Charity Open Access Fund (COAF): Compliance with open access policy

The Wellcome Trust/COAF requires that authors publish their work open access under the CC BY license in accordance with this guidance.

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