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Funding body agreement

Telethon requires all project leaders and workers to make their original research articles freely available online. This policy is mandatory and applies to peer -reviewed, original (primary) research publications, from 22nd July 2010, where the grant holder is the first author, corresponding author or last author.

Elsevier has established a funding body agreement with Telethon to help authors publishing in Elsevier journals comply and to facilitate a successful implementation of their policy. Details about how to comply are outlined below.

Help and Support

Publishing gold open access

Telethon - funded authors are free to choose the (gold) open access option offered by Elsevier. Authors can comply by publishing in either an Elsevier Open Access Journal or in a subscription journal via our Open Access Article program.


To provide open access, a publication fee needs to be met for each article published open access. For information about specific open access publication fees, please refer to the individual journal 's guide for authors.

Upon final publication, Elsevier will immediately send to PubMed Central (PMC) the final published journal article (PJA) as it appears on ScienceDirect. PMC and PMC mirror sites will also link directly to this same article on Elsevier’s websites.

All articles published open access have permitted reuse which is determined by the author's choice of user license.


Publication fees

Open access fees are only covered by Telethon, for papers where the Telethon grant holder is the first author and/or corresponding author or the last author. Eligible papers will have their open access fees paid directly by Telethon to Elsevier.

After acceptance, authors will identify themselves as a Telethon - funded author and will be required to fill in an Elsevier funding body form. In addition to this form, Telethon requires eligible authors to download the Mod - OA form, and send it by e-mail to openaccess@telethon.it. Telethon's contribution must be acknowledged in all publications and in the Mod-OA form, quoting the relevant grant reference number.

Please refer to the individual journal's guide for authors for the specific open access publication fee for your chosen journal.

Green open access

PubMed Central
For Telethon - funded authors who are not eligible, or do not have funds for gold open access can self-archive their accepted author manuscript on PMC after the embargo period for their specific journal has expired. Posted accepted author manuscripts must include a link back to the original and final published articles.

Institutional Repository

Authors who are not eligible, or do not have funds available, for gold open access can also immediately self archive their accepted author manuscript in their institutional repository for internal use.

However, for public access, authors must wait until after the embargo period for their specific journals has expired. Posted accepted author manuscripts must include a link back to the original and final published articles.

See our list of journal embargo periods