FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot: approved journals (August 2017)

Are you thinking about submitting an article to our FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot funding scheme, but not sure if you’re eligible for support?

We got you covered!

First things first: the funds are only available for publications that have been made within the scope of a finished FP7 project.

Still with us? Ok, here are the other rules:

  • the FP7 project should have finished, but not longer than two years ago, at the moment of the acceptance of the publication
  • there are only three publications allowed per project

You can easily check these conditions yourself via the Pilot home page – just type in the acronym or the 6-digit project code in the search field on the right and we’ll look up if your project is eligible.

Is the project eligible? Ok, then the only thing you still need to assess is whether the journal is full open access:

  • we only accept ‘full’ open access publications – no ‘hybrids’. Hybrid journals are journals that make individual articles available in open access (often indicated as: ‘optional open access’ or similar) , but the journal as a whole remains subscription based. The Pilot has decided not to fund publications in this type of journal. Take note: some publishers have both full open access and hybrid journals in their portfolio – the Pilot administration always does a double check on journal basis. If you want to check for yourself whether a journal is eligible, a good first step is to look it up in the Directory of Open Access Journals, which only accepts full open access journals. However, as not all eligible journals are listed there, it’s also worth to check the journal home page.
  • There is a funding cap for journal articles – we only support author fees (APCs or article processing charges) up to € 2 000. Is your APC higher? Inform the publisher of our funding scheme and ask them to lower the fee. If this is not possible, make sure to only invoice us for € 2000 as you’ll have to find the remaining funds elsewhere.
  • Are you publishing in an OA Journal published by Wiley, BioMedCentral, BMJ or Copernicus? Get in touch with your editor as we have a prepayment agreement with each of them. If eligible, your publication can be added directly to these funds, saving you the trouble of having to deal with invoices

To make things easier for you, we have listed here the 226 journals and their ISSNs that we have supported in the first phase of the Pilot (until April 30th, 2017).The journal that you want to publish in is not listed here, but you’re confident that it is full open access ? Don’t hesitate to submit – we’ll check and add it to the next edition of this list.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly (I’m gwen dot franck at kb dot nl ) . There’s also an FAQ with answers to the most common questions.


PS: curating this list and dealing with the pilot administration is mainly manual labour – human errors are always possible. If you spot any errors, please let me know!

* this list has been edited by removing Environmental Research because it is a hybrid journal


Journal ISSN
ACS OMEGA 2470-1343
Advances in Mechanical Engineering 1687-8132,1687-8140
Aging Cell 1474-9718,1474-9726
Agricultural Economics – Czech ISSN 1805-9295 (On-line)
AIP Advances 2158-3226
Animals 2076-2615
Annales Geophysicae 0992-7689,1432-0576
Arthritis Research & Therapy 1478-6362
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physic 1680-7316,1680-7324
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 1680-7316,1680-7324
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions 1680-7367,1680-7375
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 1867-1381,1867-8548
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions 1867-8610
Biogeosciences 1726-4170,1726-4189
Biogeosciences Discussions 1810-6277,1810-6285
Biology Methods and Protocols 2396-8923
Biology Open 2046-6390,2046-6390
BioMed Research International 2314-6133,2314-6141
BioMedical Engineering OnLine 1475-925X
Biomedical Optics Express 2156-7085
BioResearch Open Access 2164-7844,2164-7860
BMC Bioinformatics 1471-2105
BMC Biology 1741-7007
BMC Cell Biology 1471-2121
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 1472-6882
BMC Developmental Biology 1471-213X
BMC Evolutionary Biology 1471-2148
BMC Genetics 1471-2156
BMC Genomics 1471-2164
BMC Health Services Research 1472-6963
BMC Infectious Diseases 1471-2334
BMC Medical Education 1472-6920
BMC Medical Ethics 1472-6939
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 1472-6947
BMC Medical Research Methodology 1471-2288
BMC Medicine 1741-7015
BMC Palliative Care 1472-684X
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 1471-2393
BMC Public Health 1471-2458
BMC Systems Biology 1752-0509
BMC Veterinary Research 1746-6148
BMC Zoology 2056-3132
BMJ Global Health 2059-7908
BMJ Open 2044-6055
Brain and Behavior 2162-3279
Case Studies in Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation 2214-6571
Catalysts 2073-4344
Cell Death & Disease 2041-4889
Cell Reports 2211-1247
Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2352-345X
ChemistryOpen 2191-1363
Clinical Epidemiology 1179-1349
Cogent Economics & Finance 2332-2039,2332-2039
Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience 1687-5265,1687-5273
Crystals 2073-4352
Data in Brief 2352-3409
Design Science 2053-4701
Disease Models & Mechanisms 1754-8403,1754-8411
Earth Perspectives 2194-6434
EBioMedicine 2352-3964
Ecancermedicalscience 1754-6605
Ecology and Evolution 2045-7758
Ecology and Society 1708-3087
EJEL 1479-4403
EMBO Molecular Medicine 1757-4676,1757-4684
Energies 1996-1073
Energy and Emission Control Technologies 2253-2218
Energy, Sustainability and Society 2192-0567
eNeuro 2373-2822
Entropy 1099-4300
Environmental Health 1476-069X
Environmental Research Letters 1748-9326
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 1687-1472,1687-1499
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 1813-7253,1861-6909
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 1741-427X,1741-4288
Experimental and Molecular Medicine EMM 1226-3613,2092-6413
F1000Research 2046-1402
Food Science & Nutrition 2048-7177,2048-7177
Food Science and Technology 1678-457X
Forests 1999-4907
Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 2296-4185,2296-4185
Frontiers in Neuroanatomy 1662-5129
Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 1662-5153
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 2296-4185,2296-4185
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology Research Topics 2296-4185
Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 1662-5102
Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 1662-5188
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 1662-5161
Frontiers in Immunology 1664-3224
Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 1662-5145
Frontiers in Marine Science 2296-7745,2296-7745
Frontiers in Microbiology 1664-302X
Frontiers in Microbiotechnology, Ecotoxicology and Bioremediation Microbiology
Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 1662-5196
Frontiers in Neurology 1664-2295
Frontiers in Neuroscience 1662-4548,1662-453X
Frontiers in Physiology 1664-042X
Frontiers in Plant Science 1664-462X
Frontiers in Psychiatry 1664-0640
Frontiers in Psychology 1664-1078
Frontiers in Public Health 2296-2565
Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 1662-5137
Frontiers of Endocrinology 1664-2392
Frontiers of Immunology eISSN = 1664-3224
G3 : Genes, Genomes, Genetics 2160-1836
GCB Bioenergy 1757-1693
Genetics Selection Evolution 0999-193X,1297-9686
Genome Announcements 2169-8287
Genome Biology 1474-760X,1474-760X
Genome Biology and Evolution 1759-6653
Geo: Geography and Environment 2054-4049
Geoscientific Model Development Discussions 1991-9611,1991-962X
Global Health Action 1654-9880
Health Research Policy and Systems 1478-4505
Human Resources for Health 1478-4491
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions 1812-2108,1812-2116
IEEE Access 2169-3536,2169-3536
IEEE Photonics Journal 1943-0655,1943-0655
Implementation Science 1748-5908
Inside the Cell
Int. J. Biol. Sci.
International Journal for Equity in Health 1475-9276
International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems 1729-8806,1729-8814
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems 1875-6883 / 1875-6891
International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks 1550-1329,1550-1477
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 1660-4601
International Journal of Infectious Diseases 1201-9712,1878-3511
International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering 2320-9798,2320-9801
International Journal of Molecular Sciences 1422-0067
International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 1461-1457,1469-5111
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 2220-9964
Italian Journal of Animal Science 1594-4077,1828-051X
J Clin Cell Immunol 2155-9899
JACC : Basic to Translational Science 2452-302X
JMIR Medical Informatics 2291-9694,2291-9694
JMIR Research Protocols 1929-0748
Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2041-1480
Journal of Clinical Investigation 0021-9738,1558-8238
Journal of Diabetes Research 2314-6745,2314-6753
Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2090-0147,2090-0155
Journal of Functional Biomaterials 2079-4983
Journal of Glaciology ISSN: 0022-1430 / EISSN: 1727-5652
Journal of Medical Internet Research 1438-8871
Journal of Nanomaterials 1687-4110,1687-4129
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 1743-0003
Journal of Sensors 1687-725X,1687-7268
Journal of the European Optical Society – Rapid Publications 1990-2573
Journal of Transportation Technologies 2160-0473,2160-0481
Journal of Vision 1534-7362
Light: Science & Applications 2047-7538,2047-7538
Malaria Journal 1475-2875
Marine Drugs 1660-3397
Materials 1996-1944
mBio 2150-7511
Mechanical Sciences 2191-9151,2191-916X
Microbial Cell Factories 1475-2859
MicrobiologyOpen 2045-8827
Micromachines 2072-666X
Mobile Information Systems ISSN: 1574-017X (Print) ISSN: 1875-905X (Online)
Molecular Neurodegeneration 1750-1326
Molecular Systems Biology 1744-4292
Molecules 1420-3049
Mountain Research and Development 0276-4741,1994-7151
mSphere 2379-5042
MycoKeys 1314-4057,1314-4049
Nanomaterials 2079-4991
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology 1847-9804
Nanophotonics 2192-8614
Nanoscale Research Letters 1931-7573,1556-276X
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions 2195-9269,2195-9269
Nature Communications 2041-1723
Nature Scientific Reports 2045-2322
Network Neuroscience 2472-1751
Neural Plasticity 2090-5904,1687-5443
New Journal of Physics 1367-2630
Nucleic Acids Res 0305-1048,1362-4962
Nucleic Acids Research 0305-1048,1362-4962
Nursing Open 2054-1058
Nutrients 2072-6643
Oncotarget 1949-2553
Open Biology 2046-2441
Open Journal of Cloud Computing 2199-1987
Open Life Sciences 2391-5412
Optica 2334-2536
Optics Express 1094-4087
Palgrave Communications
Parasites & Vectors 1756-3305
Particle and Fibre Toxicology 1743-8977
PeerJ 2167-8359
Photoacoustics 2213-5979
Physical Review X 2160-3308
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Global Open 2169-7574,2169-7574
PLoS Biology 1544-9173,1545-7885
PLoS Comput Biol 1553-734X,1553-7358
PLoS Computational Biology 1553-734X,1553-7358
PLoS Genetics 1553-7390,1553-7404
PLoS Medicine 1549-1277,1549-1676
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 1935-2735
PLoS ONE 1932-6203
PLoS Pathogens 1553-7366,1553-7374
Radiation Oncology 1748-717X
Radiology and Oncology 1581-3207,1581-3207
Religions 2077-1444
Remote Sensing 2072-4292
Schizophrenia Research and Treatment 2090-2085,2090-2093
Science Advances 2375-2548
Science and Technology of Advanced Materials 1468-6996,1878-5514
Scientific Reports 2045-2322
Sensors 1424-8220
Stem Cell Reports
Stem Cell Research 1873-5061,1876-7753
Stem Cells International 1687-966X,1687-9678
Sustainability 2071-1050
The BMJ 1756-1833
The Cryosphere 1994-0416,1994-0424
The Cryosphere Discuss. 1994-0440
The Cryosphere Discussions 1994-0440
The Plant Genome 1940-3372
Theranostics 1838-7640
Trends in Hearing 2331-2165
Veterinary Research 0928-4249,1297-9716
Viruses 1999-4915
Water 2073-4441

Gwen Franck

Open Access Programme Coordinator at EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries / Open Access Project Officer at LIBER - Association of European Research Libraries

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  1. Dear sir or madam,
    the reason i am writing is to ask you if there is any possibility for funding my Chapter in the following open access Journal named “INTECH”. The book chapter has been succesfully accepted and describes work related to an FP7 European Project named HIPOCRATES and finished a year ago. Please answer to me as soon as it is possible because we have to pay 890 Euros until 15th of October.
    Thank you in advance,
    yours sincerely,

    Athanasios Kotrotsos,
    Dipl.-ing., Msc., Phd
    Composites Research Engineer
    Applied Mechanics Laboratory
    Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics
    University of Patras, GR 26504
    Rio-Patras, Greece
    tel: +30 2610 969443
    fax: +30 2610 969417
    e-mail adress: akotrotso@mech.upatras.gr
    web: http://aml.mech.upatras.gr

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