Open Access Policies – links and resources

Self-deposit and Open Access Publishing policies on institutional, national, European and international levels

Registries and directories to find policies
  • Sherpa Juliet: Research funder’s Open Access policies
  • Sherpa Romeo: Publisher’s copyright policies and self-archiving policies
  • ROARMap: Registry of Open Access Repository Material Archiving Policies
European policies
  • European Commission Open Access Pilot
    Under the Open Access pilot, FP7 grant recipients in seven areas (energy, environment, health, information and communication technologies, research infrastructures, science in society, and socioeconomic sciences and humanities) are expected to deposit peer-reviewed research articles or final manuscripts resulting from their FP7 projects into an online repository and make their best effort to ensure open access to these articles within either 6 months (health, energy, environment, information and communication technologies, research infrastructures) or 12 months (science in society, socioeconomic sciences and humanities) after publication.
  • European Research Counsil Open Access Policy (learn about the ERC)
    1. The ERC requires that all peer-reviewed publications from ERC-funded research projects be deposited on publication into an appropriate research repository where available, such as PubMed Central, ArXiv or an institutional repository, and subsequently made Open Access within 6 months of publication.
    2. The ERC considers essential that primary data are deposited to the relevant databases as soon as possible, preferably immediately after publication and in any case not later than 6 months after the date of publication.
    Download the ERC Guidelines for Open Access (2007)
  • European Science Foundation Open Access Policy >> see EUROHORCS
  • EUROHORCS Open Access Policy
    Main goal for the coming years: the realisation of the ESF/EUROHORCs Road Map to excellence in science in Europe. To the Presidency, of special importance are to further develop the cooperation among EUROHORCs member organisations, to ensure high-quality research infrastructures and to negotiate a reasonable Open Access agreement between EUROHORCs member organisations and the major scientific publishers.
    EUROHORCs and ESF Vision on a Globally Competitive ERa and their Road Map for actions
    EUROHORCs Recommendations on Open Access
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