In both cases you have to deposit your publications in a repository, even when publishing in an open access journal.
You can use a repository for scientific publications of your choice: your institutional repository OR a subject-based/thematic repository (e.g., arXiv, Europe PMC), OR Zenodo the OpenAIRE repository hosted by CERN.Did you know?
Check your publisher’s policy to determine which version you can upload and if an embargo period applies, see the Sherpa/Romeo database.
An embargo period of six months (or 12 months for the social sciences and humanities) is acceptable.
If the publisher’s policy differs from the Horizon 2020 requirements, contact the publisher. You are requested to inform the publisher of the open access requirements, and ask for an exception to the publisher’s policy to enable you to meet those requirements. It is important to obtain this permission in writing. Use a Template letter (.pdf) provided by the European Commission when writing to the publisher asking for an amendment to your publishing agreement.
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You are also required to provide access to your accompanying research data. See our Guide to Open Access to Data in H2020.
You are not restricted as to where to publish. You may publish in open access journals, or in journals that sell subscriptions. Hybrid journals are also fine, these offer the possibility of making individual articles openly available.
In the case of Article Processing Charges (APCs), you are eligible for reimbursement during the duration of the project. But you should include costs for open access publishing in the budget of your project proposal.
You can avoid APC’s! Making your research open access does not have to cost anything. By depositing your articles in a repository or finding an open access journal that does not charge APCs, you can provide open access for free.
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The Budget for Publications = Average APC x number of publications.
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We make sure your publications are picked up by our infrastructure and send them to the EC so you don’t have to when it is time to report. For example, we link to CORDIS and the EC Participants Portal. We link papers to projects and projects to datasets. You can look up your project page in our EXPLORE portal - where we also include a neat AppBox which allows you to download all project results.
The OpenAIRE helpdesk system provide several materials to support you. Please find it in our support page.
If you have any questions on how we may furhter help you, please do not hesitate to contact us.