Funder requirements

Wellcome, ERC, FWF and SNSF open access requirements: monographs and book chapters

The overview below summarises Wellcome, ERC, FWF and SNSF 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):

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

ERC
All monographs, book chapters and other long-text publications related to results from ERC funded research (for H2020: only peer-reviewed publications are covered)

FWF
All peer-reviewed research results of FWF funded research

SNSF
All peer-reviewed scientific monographs, anthologies and book chapters financed by the SNSF. Financing by the SNSF refers to financing of the research that has generated the results being published and/or direct financing of the publication by a book processing charge (BPC) or a book chapter processing charge (BCPC), resp.


Maximum Embargo:

Wellcome
6 months

ERC
6 months (12 months for outputs in the humanities and social sciences in H2020)

FWF
12 months embargo for books (applies only if FWF does not financially support the book publication)

SNSF
12 months (No embargo for publications which the SNSF funded by a BPC/BCPC)


Funding availability

Wellcome
Yes

ERC
Yes, within grant period

FWF
Yes;
FWF has a separate funding programme for stand-alone publications (such as monographs and edited collections), which is available for FWF grant holders and researchers who conduct their research activities mainly in Austria or under the auspices of an Austrian research institution abroad.

SNSF
Yes;
Publications resulting from funded projects:

  • SNSF has a funding scheme for OA Books (BPC) and OA Book Chapters (BCPC) for publications resulting from funded projects (ongoing and completed projects).
  • Stand-alone publications: SNSF has a funding scheme for stand-alone publications (such as monographs and edited collections). Eligible researchers should apply to SNSF.

Licence (gold)

Wellcome
CC-BY preferred, other CC licences permitted.

ERC
Not specified

FWF
CC BY and CC BY-NC for book publications

SNSF

  • For book publications: One of the CC licences, CC-BY recommended
  • For book chapters: One of the CC licences recommended

Self-archiving of author manuscript

Wellcome
Allowed. Any licence.

ERC
Allowed. Any licence.

FWF
Allowed. Any licence.

SNSF
Not included in the policy.


Repository

Wellcome
Deposit in a repository is required.

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

ERC
Deposit in a repository is required.

The ERC recommends OAPEN.

FWF
Deposit in a repository is required.

For FWF funded stand-alone publications: FWF mandates FWF-E-Book-Library, from which works are harvested by OAPEN.

SNSF
Publications that are funded by a BPC must be made available on the website of the publisher and be deposited in an institutional repository, in the OAPEN Library and at the Swiss National Library.


Deposit timing and process

Wellcome
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.

ERC
Works must be deposited immediately upon publication.

Authors may self-archive the author manuscript.

FWF
Authors or publishers must deposit the author manuscript or the electronic copy of the stand-alone publication.

For FWF funded stand-alone publications: FWF deposits the work on behalf of the author immediately upon publication

SNSF
If a BPC is paid publishers must deposit the work on behalf of the author immediately upon publication on their website.

If a BPC is paid authors must deposit the OA version of the publication in an institutional or discipline-specific repository immediatly upon publication.

If a BPC is paid SNSF deposits the OA version of the publication in the OAPEN Library as well as at the Swiss National Library.


Policy URL

Wellcome

open access Policy

ERC

open access

FWF

open access policy

SNSF