The European Comission is preparing the launch of Open Research Europe, the European Commission scientific publishing service, which will provide Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries with a venue to publish their results in full compliance with our open access policies.
The formal launch of the platform will take place in early 2021, but submissions are already starting in a few weeks. Open Research Europe will provide all Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries and their researchers with an easy, high quality peer-reviewed venue to publish their results in open access, at no cost to them, and in full compliance with our open access policies.
The article processing charges will be paid through a procurement contract for publishing and technology services with F1000 Research managed by us. The service will be available also after the end of the grants.
The platform will accept publications in all fields of science. Research should be original and stem from a Horizon 2020 grant (and later Horizon Europe) in which at least one of the authors is involved. The article guidelines for publishing in the platform have just been released and submissions will be possible as of early December 2020.
The platform will use a model of immediate publication of submissions followed by transparent, invited and open peer review with inclusion of all supporting data. The names of the reviewers will be open, as well as their reviews, which will also be citeable. The platform boasts a strong international Scientific Advisory Board that advises the Commission on strategic scientific issues.