Pablo de Castro

Open Access Project Officer - LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche)

Alternative Funding Mechanism Workshop for APC-free Open Access journals (Dec 19th, KB, The Hague)

Alternative Funding Mechanism Workshop for APC-free Open Access journals (Dec 19th, KB, The Hague)

The Alternative Funding Mechanism for APC-free Open Access journals and platforms is a parallel workline being implemented under the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot as a means to provide a balance to the standard workflow for funding Article and Book Processing Charges for publications arising from finished FP7 projects. This alt-funding mechanism aims to […]

8th progress report for the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

With just five months to go for this EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, this is a new progress report based on the figures collected as of Nov 30th. At this point, this funding initiative has already funded 700 Open Access post-grant publications arising from 534 completed FP7 projects. The dataset for the APC payments […]

OpenAIRE shares FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot data on APC payments with OpenAPC

OpenAIRE shares FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot data on APC payments with OpenAPC

Little over five months away from its conclusion, the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot has shared an up-to-date dataset for the APC payments it has made thus far with the OpenAPC initiative run at Universität Bielefeld. The OpenAPC project started in June 2014 as a tool funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) to […]

Implementing the FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot pre-payment agreements

As mentioned in previous posts, the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot has now started implementing pre-payment agreements with a number of publishers: BioMed Central, Copernicus, Wiley and BMJ. This requires a new set of workflows to be tested. So far we have usually been receiving funding requests for accepted manuscripts in fully Open Access journals […]

7th progress report for the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

15 months into the project, this FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot has already funded well over 500 Open Access publications arising from finished FP7 projects. The 7th progress report shows its evolution with data as of Aug 31st, 2016. As stated in the previous report, the start of the implementation of the pre-payment agreements with […]

Funded bids for the Alternative Funding Mechanism for APC-free Open Access journals and platforms

Following the call for proposals issued early May to fund APC-free Open Access journals and platforms under the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, 17 bids were received before the June 30th deadline. Once these bids have been assessed by the Pilot team in collaboration with the OpenAIRE technical colleagues, the following 11 bids have been […]

Pre-payment agreements with publishers start to be implemented

Pre-payment agreements with publishers start to be implemented

After funding over 400 Open Access publications during its first year of operation, the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot is now moving onto the pre-payment agreement implementation stage. OpenAIRE has recently signed agreements and deposited a pre-paid fund with a number of publishers – BioMed Central, BMJ, Copernicus and Wiley – in order to be […]

The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot one year into the initiative: 6th progress report

The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot one year into the initiative: 6th progress report

The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot has recently completed its first year of operation since its launch on May 30th 2015. This sixth progress report looks into the results for the period. Most figures shown in the report are however dated June 15th, as this marks an important milestone for the project: as of mid-June, […]

FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot: Fifth Progress Report

FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot: Fifth Progress Report

This is the 5th bi-monthly progress report for the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot. Ten months into the project, the number of approved funding requests has already reached 300, which already makes this Gold Open Access funding initiative one of the largest of its kind. The average APC fee paid for the 283 approved […]

First pre-payment contract signed by the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

First pre-payment contract signed by the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

The publisher engagement plans for the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot involve signing pre-payment agreements with publishers as a means of improving the dissemination of this funding initiative towards eligible researchers and projects. Moreover, pre-payment agreements will very much simplify the invoicing workflows, making the funding of APC payments much quicker and easier for authors. […]

4th FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot progress report

4th FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot progress report

Eight months into the initiative, this is the 4th progress report for the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, with figures as of Jan 31st, 2016. The report is a complement to the live reporting module whose release was announced a week ago and provides a snapshot of the progress of this funding initiative with […]

The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot stats module is now live

The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot stats module is now live

One of the main aims of this EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot is to openly share information on the figures associated to the gradual increase in its uptake. We have so far done this via periodic reporting (see the most recent one here, with comprehensive figures as of Nov 30th, 2015). In the meantime, our […]

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