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 publishers has had a significant impact on the initiative. Some of the areas where the influence is felt are:

  • Nearly 40% of the funding requests processed in the last 2 months have followed the pre-payment workflow
  • The average APC fee payment has slightly risen as a consequence and is now €1,456
  • Publishers implementing pre-payment agreements are quickly rising in the list of approved funding requests by publisher
  • Pre-paid APC fees also introduce certain bias in the classification of approved funding request by country, benefiting specific ones

The results for the first two months of pre-payment agreement implementation are summarized in a specific section at the bottom of the report. So far it’s just a limited sample, and more comprehensive data will be provided in future reports.

Finally, the report also includes an up-to-date list of the most successful institutions so far in the implementation of the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, which is copied below in some more detail. If you’d like to know how your institution is doing or wish to ask for an updated list of the funded publications for your institution, feel free to drop us a line at postgrantpilotinfo@openaire.eu.


Approved funding requests per institution as of Aug 31st, 2016

CSIC – 23
CNR – 12
Max Planck Gesellschaft – 12
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – 11
Karolinska Institutet – 10
Università degli Studi di Milano – 10
University of Oxford – 10
Universität Bern – 9
University of Helsinki – 9
ETHZ – 8
University College London – 8
Université Pierre et Marie Curie – 8
University of Bristol – 7
CNRS – 6
KU Leuven – 6
Radboud University – 6
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – 5
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne – 5
Inserm – 5
Medical University of Vienna – 5
Universitat de Barcelona – 5
University College Dublin – 5
University of Southampton – 5
Aarhus Universitet – 4
EMBL – 4
Ludwig Maximilian University Munich – 4
Politecnico di Milano – 4
Universitat de Girona – 4

 

 

Pablo de Castro

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

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