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.