European Commission Launches Open Access Publishing Platform

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European Commission Launches Open Access Publishing Platform

European Commission Launches Open Access Publishing Platform

14 Apr 2021

The European Commission has recently launched Open Research Europe (ORE), the open access academic publishing service announced by the Commission last year.

ORE provides all Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries and their researchers with the option of an easy, high-quality peer-reviewed venue to publish their papers open access, at no cost to them, and in full compliance with the European Commission’s open access policies. This is a great opportunity for the dozens of EOSC related projects funded under the Horizon schemes. Approximately 40 scientific papers from very diverse fields of research have already been submitted and are available for the scientific community to read and review.

Open Research Europe is a great step forward for EU R&I programme beneficiaries and research communities from all scientific, social science and humanities fields. The new publishing platform will enable them to fully embrace Open Science meeting their publishing needs and openly share, use and find linked publications and data. - Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner, European Commission

More about ORE

Through building Open Research Europe, the Commission aims to: 

  • Provide a high-quality service that meets general and discipline-specific standards of scientific publishing.
  • Reinforce its position as a funder that leads by example in operationalizing open science.
  • Encourage technology-enabled innovation in scholarly communication.
  • Support the integrity and transparency of the research process and reproducibility of research.
  • Contribute towards transparency and cost-effectiveness in scientific publishing, as well as towards the exploration of sustainable open access business models. 

ORE will publish scientific contents in six domains: Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Medical and Health Sciences, Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts. For each domain, different forms of publications will be possible, from research articles to brief reports, from data papers to essays. 

EC grantees are invited to publish original results stemming from Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe projects in ORE, while the publishing cost will be fully covered by the EC. ORE offers an open and fully transparent publishing workflow, from pre-print sharing and high-quality open peer-review, enabling supporting data and materials citation for greater reproducibility and reuse. It comes at no cost to them, has a rigorous and open peer review process, and the open-access model enables everyone to access the results.

Learn more about the Data Guidelines of Open Research Europe