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Webinar: Funding Available for APC-Free Open Access Journals and Platforms

Are you publishing an APC-free OA journal on a shoestring?

We would like to invite you to join the OpenAIRE webinar and learn more about the new OpenAIRE call for proposals to fund APC-free Open Access journals and platforms under the alternative funding mechanism of the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot. The webinar will be held on Thursday, 12 May 2016 at 10:00 CEST.

Besides funding APCs, OpenAIRE would like to also offer a funding opportunity for APC-free OA journals under the EC Gold Open Access Pilot: after all, two thirds of the journals listed in the DOAJ charge no APCs to their authors. So a call for proposals has been put together that will allow these journals and/or platforms and publishers to apply for funding for improving their publishing workflows along a number of suggested lines.

A maximum of €200,000 will be awarded to up to 12 bids to perform technical improvements on APC-free OA journals such as becoming OpenAIRE compatible, systematically collecting funding information in the article metadata or implementing ORCID. In order to be eligible for funding, such journals must have published (or accepted for publication) eligible articles arising from finished FP7 projects during the last year.

The call for proposals will remain open until the 30th of June, and bid assessment will be done during the month of July. The selected proposals will be announced in early August and will have until the 30th of April 2017 to carry out the proposed improvements.

We invite you to join this webinar and learn more about the requirements for applying for funding under this call. The webinar will be led by Pablo de Castro, from LIBER, the coordinating institution for the FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot, and will address the following topics:

  • Timeschedule for this alt-funding initiative
  • Requirements for eligibility
  • How to submit a funding application
The second part of the webinar will be a Q&A session where questions about this funding initiative will be answered.

*Date*: 12 May 2016

*Time*: 10:00 CEST

*Target audience*: APC-free OA journal/platform publishers, institutions and libraries.

*How to register*: please register here

*How to participate*: go to http://www.instantpresenter.com/eifl150