|Step 1: Check your funder's policy - British Heart Foundation
The BHF requires that all peer-reviewed research publications resulting from BHF-funded research be made available via UK Pub Med Central within six months of publication.
- If the paper was published in a journal that is already participating in UKPMC, then it will be submitted automatically to UKPMC.
- If the paper was published in a journal that allows self-archiving, scientists can submit their research papers to UKPMC themselves using the manuscript submission system (UKMSS).
All BHF grant holders submitting manuscripts to journals should find out in advance whether the publisher supports open access and how they can comply with the policy stated above.
- If a researcher wishes to publish in a journal which does not comply with the BHF policy, a case must be made in advance to BHF, which will grant the request only in exceptional circumstances.
If extra publication costs are required for open access in UKPMC, BHF will reimburse valid fees, or a proportion in the case of multiple funders, on full papers acknowledging BHF with the grant number. The university should pay the charge in the first instance and then submit a claim stating the BHF grant number to BHF with a copy of the journal's open access invoice and a copy of the published paper.
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For further advice about claiming open access fees, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified 24 April 2012