FP7 post-grant OA publishing funds

FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot: results of the first two years

The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot has recently made an analysis of the results of the first ‘period’ of the Pilot – from May 2015 until April 30th 2017 –  in other words, this is the overview of all activity for the Pilot within the 2-year timeframe it was originally intended for. The dataset it is […]

Alternative Funding Mechanisms for APC-free Open Access Journals: results of the first call

In 2016, within the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, a sub-project focused on Alternative Funding Mechanisms for APC-free Open Access Journals was launched. Approximately one year later, we would like to share the main results of this workline with the public – as we believe these findings can be of interest for other initiatives and […]

Open Access publishing in Serbia and Western Balkan Open Science Working Group

Open Access publishing in Serbia and Western Balkan Open Science Working Group

Supporting Open Access journal editors and publishers in Serbia and participating in the Western Balkan Working Group on Open Science SCIndeks is the central hub of the integrated system of quality-controlled scientific publishing in Serbia. The SCIndeks team developed guides and templates to help editorial boards of Serbian Open Access journals to comply with the […]

On the road towards a sustainable open access publishing market: workshop report

On the road towards a sustainable open access publishing market: workshop report

On 20th April 2017, the ‘closing’ workshop of the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, organised by LIBER, took place at the Royal Library in The Hague, Netherlands. (as has recently been announced, the Pilot has been extended with another 10 months – so ‘closing workshop’ might not be that accurate of a description) 60 stakeholders […]

OpenAIRE FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot: extension

OpenAIRE FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot: extension

Good news! The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, run by OpenAIRE, will be extended for another 10 months, until end of February 2018. The rules and eligibility criteria will not change and you can still make your submissions via https://postgrantoapilot.openaire.eu After careful consideration, the European Commission has asked OpenAIRE to extend the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access […]

Report: “Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe”

Report: “Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe”

In October 2016,  Research Consulting, within the scope of the OpenAIRE Work Package dealing with the FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot (WP5) – lead by LIBER – was commissioned by OpenAIRE on behalf of the European Commission to undertake an economic analysis study of the Open Access publishing market: “Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market […]

9th progress report for the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

9th progress report for the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

With only 2 months left in the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot – which will end on April 30th, 2017 – another progress update is due. FP7PostGrant_OA_Pilot_9th_progress report. By now, we have passed the 800 request mark (You’ll notice that the statistics section on our website mentions 687 publications – these are the fully approved and […]

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 […]

Open Science in Horizon 2020: Serbia OpenAIRE National Workshop

Open Science in Horizon 2020: Serbia OpenAIRE National Workshop

Over 350 researchers attended “Open Science in Horizon 2020”: the Serbia OpenAIRE National Workshop hosted by the University of Belgrade on November 8, 2016.   The event was opened by the Vice Rector of the University of Belgrade and the Deputy Minister of Science. The presentations covered the following topics: “OpenAIRE as a European infrastructure […]

Best practices in the institutional implementation of the FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot (III)

Best practices in the institutional implementation of the FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot (III)

Implementing the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Guest post by Estefanía Muñoz, European R&D Programmes Coordinator. European Projects Office. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The Polytechnic University in Madrid/Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the largest Spanish technological university. More than 2,400 researchers carry out their activity at the UPM, grouped […]

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 […]

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