|Step 1: Check your funder's policy - Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK funded researchers must deposit an electronic copy of peer-reviewed, published papers arising from their Cancer Research UK funded work in the UKPMC database within 6 months of publication.
You should ensure that your publisher complies with this policy. Cancer Research UK's open access policy allows for publication in non-compliant journals only in exceptional circumstances. If you wish to publish in one of these journals, you will need to make a case for this course of action in advance of submitting your manuscript by emailing email@example.com.
There are two ways to comply with the policy:
- Submit your paper to a journal that offers an open access option, usually on payment of a fee. The publisher will then take responsibility for uploading the final, published version of your article into UKPMC.
- Submit your paper to a journal that does not offer an open access option, but will either allow a copy of your research paper to be deposited after the embargo period or permit you to self-archive in UKPMC.
Cancer Research UK will not make additional funds available to cover the costs of open access publishing at this stage.
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For further advice about claiming open access fees, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified 24 April 2012