Official launch of Open Research Europe (ORE) – The European Commission’s open access publishing platform


Dear Horizon 2020 beneficiary,
I am pleased to inform you that the European Commission has now officially launched
Open Research Europe, the open access publishing platform for scientific articles that
present the results of research funded by Horizon 2020, and soon Horizon Europe. The
first articles submitted have already been published. I invite you to see for yourself how
the research community embraces this new publishing venue.
Open Research Europe champions open science principles by immediately publishing
articles, followed by transparent, invited and open peer review with the inclusion of all
supporting data and materials. The names of the reviewers are open, as well as their
reviews, which are also citable. Article-level metrics will continuously track the scientific
and social impact of publications. Ultimately, Open Research Europe will give everyone,
researchers and citizens alike, free-of-charge access to your latest scientific discoveries.
As a Horizon 2020 beneficiary, you are eligible to publish research articles
stemming from your Horizon 2020 research on this platform. The platform accepts
articles in all fields of science including the natural sciences, engineering and
technology, medical and health sciences, agricultural and veterinary sciences, social
sciences, humanities and the arts. The platform showcases a variety of article types
ranging from research articles to methods and essays. Open Research Europe is not a
repository to deposit papers already published somewhere else: research submitted there
must be original, not be submitted anywhere else for publication, and stem from a
Horizon 2020 grant in which at least one of the authors is involved.
Publishing in Open Research Europe is an optional service. Because the European
Commission covers all costs upfront, there is no author fee, which means also no
administrative burden. Moreover, there is the guarantee of automatic compliance with
the open access requirements of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. Lastly, Open
Research Europe is also a solution to publish articles even after the Horizon 2020 grant
has ended.

To learn more about Open Research Europe, please visit the platform, which contains
helpful tips and guides, including how to prepare articles and data for submission. The
article guidelines cover the specific guidelines for research in Science, Technology,
Engineering, Medicine, Social Sciences, Arts and the Humanities. You may also follow
the Twitter account @OpenResearch_EU.
Your involvement is key to making this initiative a success, so please extend this
message to all researchers who are contributing to Horizon 2020 projects.

Yours faithfully,

Jean-Eric PAQUET
Electronically signed

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