Application for Gold Open Access fees

Use this form to apply for Gold Open Access fees (sometimes called `article processing charges') for papers supported by a UK Research Council or by members of the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF): Arthritis Research UK, Bloodwise, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson's UK, Wellcome Trust.

We will ask you for details of your paper, the Open Access fee, and your grant.

You should ideally apply here before submitting your paper. If you apply after your paper has been accepted, we cannot guarantee to pay the fee and you may be left with the invoice.

Please note that we can only use COAF funding to cover open access fees.  We are not allowed to pay page or colour charges under any circumstances and you will need to find alternative funding for these.

If your publication does not fall within the terms of our fund, you may be able to apply for funds from elsewhere and the Library has negotiated free or heavily discounted Open Access arrangements with several leading publishers.

About you
Your paper
Open access fee
Your funder
Your funder   Please tick the funder or funders who supported the research in your paper
Final check
Final check   By ticking the box below I confirm that
What happens next?
The Library will check your application and give you a decision within two working days if your request is straightforward. If we have to contact the publisher or funder we will let you know why there is a delay.

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