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Gold Open Access Pilot for post-grant FP7 publications

Published Thursday 21 May 2015

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European researchers to benefit from €4m to cover open access publishing costs

Four million euros are being provided by the EC to support open access publication of monographs of journal articles arising post-grant from FP7 projects. Publications funded by the European Research Council and Marie Curie projects are also eligible. 

The Gold Open Access pilot does not affect authors' freedom to choose between the gold and green routes to open access. It will cover OA Article Processing Charges (APCs) for FP7 projects up to two years after they end. A maximum of three publications per FP7 project will be funded.

Authors are encouraged to use a Creative Commons CC-BY or CC-BY-SA. As an exception, a CC-BY-NC license will be acceptable for monographs during the first year of the pilot.

To find out more, read the guidelines or FAQs about the pilot.