Commission launches open access publication platform for scientific articles

 

The European Commission has launched Open Research Europe, a platform for publishing scientific articles that will be accessible to all.

The platform will present the results of research funded by Horizon Europe, the EU's research and innovation program for the period 2021-2027, and by its predecessor, Horizon 2020.

Open Research Europe will offer researchers and citizens a free access to the most recent scientific discoveries. This platform provides a direct solution to the difficulties often linked to the publication of scientific results, in particular delays, obstacles to the reuse of results and very high costs.

This is an optional, free of charge service offered to Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 beneficiaries, so that they can meet funding requirements to allow immediate access to their results. About 40 scientific articles covering a wide variety of research areas have already been submitted and can be consulted by the scientific community.

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said: “We need to accelerate scientific progress by taking advantage of more collaborative and open research practices. By helping researchers to publish in open access, Open Research Europe removes obstacles to the flow of knowledge and promotes scientific debate.

"This is just the beginning. We will gradually build the platform's reputation as a preferred publication location for Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe researchers, and we will ensure that it is firmly integrated into the European Research Area."

More information is available in this press release