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Apply for funding to pay APCs

Authors wishing to publish via the gold open access route, enabling their research to be made open access immediately upon publication, are required to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC). The cost of the APC varies from publisher to publisher and in some cases may also include other publication costs as well as the open access fee. Queen Mary University of London has been awarded grants from a number of research funders to pay the open access fee for eligible publications.

Currently, these research funders are:

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Innovate UK
  • Medical Research Council (MRC) 
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • Research England
  • Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) 
  • Wellcome Trust

For more information about research funder open access policies please see our Open access and your funder page.

If you would like to apply for open access fees, check if your article is eligible or simply investigate what open access options are open to you please fill in our Open Access Fees Request Form from the link below with details of your article. After submitting your application we will assess your eligibility for open access funding and endeavour to respond within 3 working days outlining what level of support we can offer.

Open Access Fees - Request Form

Queen Mary also has a number of deals and agreements with publishers to help reduce costs and streamline the processing of open access publishing. Access to some of these publisher agreements are dependent on your research funder, others may be available to all Queen Mary authors. More details of our publisher deals can be found on the Publisher Open Access Agreements page.


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