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The Wellcome Trust has a strong commitment to making the published outputs of research it has funded open access. The open access guidance on the Wellcome Trust website contains links to their policy, guides, reports, and more.

Original research and review articles

For claiming open access fees for original peer-reviewed research articles and non-commissioned review articles reporting research funded by the Wellcome Trust, please refer to the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) page.

Monograph publications

The Wellcome Trust requires that original published monographs and book chapters arising from research they have funded be made freely available via the Europe PMC and the PMC Bookshelf repositories. See Depositing your Wellcome-funded research.

Acknowledgement of funding

See How to acknowledge Wellcome’s support in your research publications.


If the publications do not meet the Wellcome Trust open access requirements, sanctions will apply, both for the researcher and their institution. For details, please refer to Complying with our open access policy on the Wellcome Trust website.


The Wellcome Trust is one of the supporters of eLife, a non-profit open access online journal for biomedical and life sciences research.

Wellcome Open Research

Wellcome Open Research is a platform for rapid, open access publication and open peer review of any research funded by Wellcome. 


For all enquiries about open access, email the open access team.


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