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Request for Article Processing Charge (APC) Funds

In service to our mission to accelerate progress toward more effective therapies and cures for Parkinson’s disease, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) requires that articles resulting from MJFF-funded research projects be published in a preprint repository then an open access forum with free, immediate readership rights. Read the full policy.

MJFF will pay reasonable article processing charges (APC fees) required by a publisher for open access publication if these requirements are met:

  • The applicant/author must be a current or former MJFF awardee.
  • The publication must arise (in whole or in part) from research conducted with MJFF funding.
  • The publication must have been submitted to a reputable, peer-reviewed scientific journal operating as a fully open access (Gold OA) or hybrid open access (Green OA) entity.
  • The research contained within the publication shall not have been previously published (in whole or in part) in another peer-reviewed journal.
  • The publication status shall be either accepted in principle or formally accepted, but not yet in print, and the applicant/author must agree to provide MJFF with a copy of correspondence affirming that status.
  • The publication must acknowledge “The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research” as a funder of the research and specify the corresponding MJFF Grant ID number within the appropriate section of the article’s main text (e.g. Acknowledgements, Funding, etc.). 
  • The applicant/author shall have not yet paid APC fees to the publishing journal.*

*NOTE: Requests for retroactive reimbursement of already paid APCs may be considered by MJFF staff on a case-by-case basis, provided that requests are made within three months of original payment and relate to a study published after January 1, 2020.

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