Research publication acknowledgement practice: guidance for authors

To assist Wellcome in tracking the outputs of research to which it has contributed, either wholly or in part, Wellcome's contributions must be acknowledged in all publications.

It is therefore important that all authors on a research publication liaise with the corresponding author(s) to ensure that funder attribution(s) are listed correctly.

The following standard text, including reference to associated grant number, should be included in the relevant funding or acknowledgement section in any published work. Please check the instructions for authors for the relevant publication for further details on how to acknowledge funders and grants.

Acknowledgement guidelines:

Example 1

'This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant number].'

Example 2

If more than one funder or grant was involved, then the suggested text is:

'This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant number], [grant number]; Cancer Research UK [grant number]; another funder [grant number]; etc.'

If you have any queries please contact the relevant funder(s).

The acknowledgement of Wellcome Trust funding follows the recommendations laid out in the Research Information Network's 'Acknowledgment of Funders in Scholarly Journal Articles'.