Gold Open Access Pilot

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot report 6 months into the initiative

FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot report 6 months into the initiative

The third progress report for the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot is already available with figures as of Nov 30th. Six months into the project, the number of approved funding requests is sharply rising following an early October direct communication from the European Commission to every FP7 project coordinator with information on the initiative. […]

Funded journal titles by the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

Funded journal titles by the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

The policy guidelines for this new post-grant funding initiative state that “The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot provides an additional instrument to improve access to research results from FP7 projects, but does not affect authors’ choice on how their project publications are made Open Access“. Some questions have arrived via the Pilot helpdesk asking whether […]

Second FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot progress report

Second FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot progress report

       The second progress report is already available for the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot providing information on the first four months of the project with data as of Sep 30th. The results show that the initiative is gradually taking up, with more than double funding requests having been granted in this 4-month […]

Publishers and the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

Publishers and the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

At the moment, when an author gets an approval for a funding request from the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot s/he is asked to tell the publisher to please issue the invoice for the APC payment to Athena Research Centre and then to upload such invoice in the central system in order for the payment […]

“Not Just APCs”: the FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot’s alternative APC-equivalent funding mechanism

“Not Just APCs”: the FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot’s alternative APC-equivalent funding mechanism

The identification of Gold Open Access with the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) is a widespread misunderstanding that has often led this alternative route for OA implementation to be dismissed as commercial publisher-friendly and prone to double dipping. However, Gold OA means publishing in any Open Access journal, and it’s a well-known fact that […]

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