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Wellcome open access requirements: monographs and book chapters

The overview below summarises Wellcome open access requirements only as they relate to monographs and book chapters. It does not include information regarding other research publications such as journal articles.

Summary of open access requirements:

Scope of policy (content):

All original scholarly monographs and book chapters authored or co-authored by Wellcome grantholders.

Maximum Embargo:

6 months

Funding availability


Licence (gold)

CC-BY preferred, other CC licences permitted.

Self-archiving of author manuscript

Allowed. Any licence.


Deposit in a repository is required.

Wellcome mandates PMC Bookshelf, from which works will be mirrored to Europe PMC and OAPEN.

Deposit timing and process

If an open access fee is paid publishers must deposit the work on behalf of the author immediately upon publication.

Authors may self-archive the author manuscript.

Policy URL

open access Policy