Compliance with Major Funding Agency Policies

A growing number of funding agencies now require that research articles they have funded must be made Open Access. This may be either by mandating deposit in repositories after an embargo period or by stipulating that research is published as Open Access.

Publishing in any IOS Press journal complies with all major funding agency requirements. Authors may self-archive and post the final manuscript version on their own institution, company or funding agency repositories immediately upon acceptance. Authors who are funded by the NIH, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Wellcome Trust are welcome to deposit their final manuscript version to PubMed Central and Europe PubMed Central immediately upon acceptance. In all cases a publication reference and URL to the journal’s website must be provided on the first page of the manuscript. For any author that makes use of the Open Access option and publishes in an IOS Press journal that is included in PubMedCentral, IOS Press will deposit the final published version of the article into PubMedCentral on behalf of the authors.

The IOS Press Open Access option helps authors to comply with major funder mandates. This option allows authors the choice of paying a fee to make their article publically available on the journal’s website immediately upon publication as well as allowing deposit of the final published article into any repository immediately after publication. If requested by the author, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Wellcome Trust funded Open Access articles will be published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0).

All other Open Access articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Open Access refund policy:  If, before publication, IOS Press has reasonable grounds to decide that the article should not be published, IOS Press will refund the Open Access Fee. If the article has been published already and IOS Press has reasonable grounds to retract or remove the article from our website, we will be under no obligation to refund the Open Access Fee.