AAAS allow authors funded by cOAlition S organizations (in the UK this is UKRI and Wellcome Trust) to place a CC BY or a CC BY-ND license on their accepted manuscripts.

This policy applies to any research submitted to the Science family subscription journals on or after 1 January, 2021 that was funded by those cOAlition S organizations that indicated adoption of the Plan S Rights Retention Strategy. This provision from cOAlition S states that an author’s accepted manuscript, to comply with green open access routes, must be licensed for free distribution via a CC BY 4.0 license or a CC BY-ND license. 

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the publisher of:

Imperial authors will also benefit from a 10 percent discount on the open access title Science Advances.

If you have any questions regarding this agreement or the process please contact the open access team.