The EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot:
Funding the Costs of Open Access Publishing
This blogpost was aimed to provide a background to the discussion on Open Access held at the now cancelled Nov 26-27th Euraxess-Voice of the Researchers conference in Brussels. The barbarians may have succeeded in sabotaging a unique opportunity for civilized discussion on how to achieve progress through research, but they will not stop our building the absolute opposite to what they represent.
A new funding initiative has been launched by the European Commission earlier this year in order to fund the Open Access publishing fees for publications arising from post-grant FP7 projects. This 2-year initiative, called the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot and being implemented under the OpenAIRE project, has a 4m euro budget to cover Article Processing Charges (APCs) for journal articles (and BPCs for books) stemming from FP7 projects finished no longer than two years ago at the time a manuscript is accepted for publication. This means that over 8,000 FP7 projects are eligible for funding at the moment, and currently running ones will become eligible as they reach their end-date [read more...]
Posted by diamartin| November 26, 2015
Guest post by Pablo de Castro, LIBEROpen Access Project Officer