Acknowledgement of funders in journal articles

Added by Sarah on 15 February 2008

This guidance is aimed at authors, research funders, publishers and readers to ensure that funders are acknowledged in a standardised way in journal articles.

Most of the major research funders in the UK have included in their terms and conditions of award a requirement for researchers to acknowledge in any publication the support received from the funder in question. But previously, there has been no standard wording, or guidance on the form the acknowledgement should take. This makes it difficult for funders to find which publications have arisen from projects they have funded.

This guidance has been drawn up in partnership with major research funders and publishers, whose endorsement it acknowledges.

The guidance and a summary are available below, with a list of major UK research funders’ corrrect titles.

Hard copies of the short summary are available on request, email

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