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Cochrane and it's 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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