As of 1 April 2013, all articles based on publicly funded research in the UK must be published open access. Open access means an article must be freely available to anyone who wishes to read it, not restricted to people or institutions who subscribe to the journal in which the article is published.
Some funders, such as Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Wellcome Trust, now also require authors to publish under specific copyright licensing arrangements.
BJOG open access policy
BJOG is fully compliant with these requirements through OnlineOpen. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author’s funding agency or the author’s institution pays a fee to ensure the article is made open access.
All authors funded by RCUK or the Wellcome Trust will be directed to the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence. All other authors choosing OnlineOpen can choose between the following Creative Commons licences: Attribution-NonCommercial (CC-BY-NC) or Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND).
OnlineOpen is also fully compliant with other open access mandates, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Find out more
To find out more about BJOG’s open access policy, visit the OnlineOpen pages on Wiley Online Library or email us.
More information about individual UK funders’ open access mandates is available from RCUK or the Wellcome Trust.
The same open access policy also applies to The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).