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Please refer to Open access on the Cochrane Library.

Cochrane and its publisher, Wiley, will respect funder mandates that are not covered by the open access policy, and implement the requirements. Contact Deborah Pentesco-Murphy (dpentesc@wiley.com; Publisher, Wiley) for queries.

Authors funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK) and The Wellcome Trust should note that both funders have new open access policies effective from 1 April 2013. These policies state that to be compliant, journals must offer a “pay to publish” (gold OA) option. When an article publication charge is paid the policies also mandate the use of the CC-BY licence. The CC-BY licence allows others to modify, build upon and/or distribute the licensed work (including for commercial purposes) as long as the original author is credited.

promotional video about the UK funder mandates and Wiley’s compliance is available.

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