What is it?

Open Research Europe will be a scholarly publishing platform providing a fully open access peer-reviewed publishing service for Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries at no cost to them, during and after the end of their grants. The platform will enable rapid publication times and publication outputs that support research integrity, reproducibility and transparency and enable open science practices.

Why is it important?

Open Research Europe is a significant step towards ensuring that all Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe publications are fully open access. It is a publishing service for Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries at no cost to them, with quick publication times without editorial barriers, but with a rigorous and open peer review process. The open-access model enables everyone to access the results: the global scientific community as well as the wider public. The platform supports reproducibility and reduces research waste maximising the value, impact and reach of the Commission’s funding.

In all, Open Research Europe supports the European Commission’s vision to drive innovation and economic growth by removing barriers to scientific discovery, facilitating progress towards securing Europe’s global competitiveness in innovation and ultimately benefiting health and wellbeing across the globe.

When will it be available?

Open Research Europe will be accepting article submissions from autumn 2020, with the official launch planned for early 2021.

Open access in E-CORRIDOR

E-CORRIDOR decided to follow ‘Green’ open access for the scientific publications, which means that the published article or the final peer-reviewed manuscript is archived by the researcher – or a representative – in an online repository before, after or alongside its publication. However, E-CORRIDOR will firmly support the ‘Gold’ open access (e.g. using Open Research Europe) to further remove the permission and access barriers.