Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and Wiley-Blackwell have agreed to make post-peer reviewed author manuscripts of articles funded by HHMI publicly available six months following final publication. This policy will be implemented for those articles published after October 1, 2007. Wiley-Blackwell will deposit the authorís accepted manuscript, i.e. the post-peer-reviewed and accepted but not edited and typeset version, of original research articles on which any HHMI investigator is an author, to PubMed Central (PMC). This arrangement requires nothing of the grantee; identification and deposit are the responsibility of the publisher.

No changes are required to your copyright agreement.

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust announced in 2006 that all grant holders must deposit their research papers in PubMed Central (PMC). For many of our journals, we offer the OnlineOpen option through Wiley InterScience and Blackwell Synergy, respectively. This provides authors who publish their original research articles in Wiley-Blackwell journals the option to pay a fee per article, which ensures that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication, as well as deposited to PMC and mirrored to the UK version of PMC (UKPMC). This option is available only to authors whose articles have been accepted for publication, and only at the point when the article is accepted, to ensure that the option has no influence on the peer-review and acceptance process. Wiley-Blackwell will deposit the final PDF and XML of the article; this is the final, authoritative version of the article, after peer review, editing, any final corrections, online and print formatting, and publication. Payment information for participating journals may be found on the journal's homepage. If a Wellcome-funded author submits an article to a journal that is not currently included in the OnlineOpen program, and the author wishes to pay the fee and participate, we will be able to accept such a payment to give immediate open access to the published version and deposit in PubMed Central. In such cases, when the article has been accepted for publication, the author should inform the editorial office about his or her intention to make this payment.

No changes are required to your copyright agreement.

National Institutes of Health

NIH funded authors are subject to a mandate requiring deposit of the accepted versions of their articles into PubMed Central, with those versions to be made publicly available within twelve months from publication of the final article.

Wiley-Blackwell will support our authors by posting the accepted version of articles by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central upon acceptance by the journal. The accepted version is the version that incorporates all amendments made during peer review, but prior to the publisherís copy-editing and typesetting. This accepted version will be made publicly available 12 months after publication. The NIH mandate applies to all articles based on research that has been wholly or partially funded by the NIH and that are accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008.

NIH authors also are invited to take advantage of our OnlineOpen offering. With OnlineOpen, Wiley-Blackwell will deposit the final, published version of the article into PubMed Central. Such articles are made publically available on PubMed Central without delay. The article will also be made freely available on the journal's official site. Payment information for participating journals may be found on the journal's homepage. If an NIH-funded author submits an article to a journal that is not currently included in the OnlineOpen program, and the author wishes to pay the fee and participate, the author should inform the editorial office about his or her intention, and arrangements will be made by Wiley-Blackwell.

No changes are required to your copyright agreement.

Important note to authors - Some societies for whom Wiley-Blackwell publishes may set different policies for their journals. Please consult the homepage for each journal to check for any such policies.