FP7 post-grant OA publishing funds

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: EmpowOA

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: EmpowOA

In this blog post series, all bids funded by the OpenAIRE 2nd call for support for non-author fee open access publishing initiatives will present their activities. This first guest post is written by  : James Smith, Marketing Officer, Open Library of Humanities This blog post came about as a result of a very enjoyable OpenAIRE-funded workshop, […]

FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot: final results

FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot: final results

OpenAIRE is currently preparing its final reporting on the uptake and metrics of the OpenAIRE FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot. The Pilot was installed by OpenAIRE and the European Commission in order to  meet a demand from FP7 projects that wanted, in compliance with the EC’s recommendations and polices on open access, to make […]

Results of the 2nd call for funding for non-author fee based publishing initiatives

After a successful first round of funding for 11 non-author fee based open access publishing initiatives who wanted to apply technical improvements to their platforms, OpenAIRE is happy to announce the results of the second call, launched last autumn. This call was mainly focused on supporting initiatives that want to experiment with alternative business models, […]

Apply now! Second call for proposals for alternative funding mechanism for non-author fee based open access publishing

UPDATE: deadline extended to Monday November 13, 12.00 (noon) CET   The OpenAIRE EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot is pleased to announce a new call for bids, this time to support open access publishing initiatives (see definition below) that intend to experiment with sustainable funding models alternative to author facing  article/book processing charges (APC/BPC, […]

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 […]

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