NIH/HHMI Wellcome Trust Policies



Research Funder Compliance

Our open access publishing solutions allows you to easily comply with the open access policies of your institution, government and funding body. If you are employed or funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Wellcome Trust, Research Councils UK (RCUK) or Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), you can find more information below.


Wellcome Trust Policy
– To easily comply, you can choose to have your article published open access with open option or via an open access journal under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. Remember to request the CC BY license when ordering open access. Publication charge will be covered by the Wellcome Trust.

Research Councils UK (RUCK) – To easily comply, you can choose to have your article published open access with open option or via an open access journal under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)license. Remember to request the CC BY license when ordering open access. Publication charge will be covered by the RUCK.

HHMI and NIH Public Access Policy – In order to assist our authors who have NIH funding to comply with this policy, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers will deposit the final published article to PubMed Central (PMC) on behalf of the authors.  Authors need not take any action. The manuscript's public access posting on PMC will occur 12 months after final publication. This service is provided free of charge.  Authors are strongly encouraged to consider publishing with open option or via an open access journal to remove the 12 month embargo period.


The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.