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Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) open access spend and compliance monitoring: 2017-18

posted on 23.04.2019, 00:33 authored by Diego Baptista

This dataset contains details of the 2017-2018 Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) open access spend. During this period the members of COAF were Wellcome Trust, Versus Arthritis, British Heart Foundation, Bloodwise, Cancer Research UK and Parkinson’s UK. In addition to reporting spend, the data has been analysed through our “compliance monitoring” tool (developed for us by Cottage Labs) to help us determine programmatically whether the paper is in the Europe PMC repository and what licence (if any) is attached to the article.

The dataset includes information when an article processing charge (APC) was levied to the COAF fund. If an author has self-archived a paper, this information is not included in this dataset. Equally, data are not included in cases where a researcher (based at an institution not in receipt of a COAF block grant) received a supplement to their grant to cover OA publishing costs.

We hope that this data will be of use to help better understand the cost of OA publishing.

If through use of this data you identify errors or believe the status of an article to be incorrect please notify Diego Baptista (d.baptista[at]welcome.ac.uk). We will endeavour to investigate these issues and correct errors where identified. Corrections to the dataset will be published as a new version of the dataset along with a note explaining the changes.