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European Community publishing platform

The EC will fund an Open Research Publishing Platform provisionally entitled ‘Open Research Europe’. The main aim of the platform is to offer Horizon 2020 beneficiaries a free and fast publication possibility for peer reviewed articles as well as pre-prints resulting from Horizon 2020 funding.

According to an “Information Note” the platform will operate on a strictly voluntary basis.

The platform is part of the H2020 Work Plan 2018-2020: Over a duration of 4 years a maximum of 6.4 million € are foreseen for this action and the implementation of the platform will take place through a fully transparent public procurement process.


ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a nonproprietary alphanumeric code to uniquely identify scientific and other academic authors and contributors. It provides a persistent identity for humans, similar to that created for content-related entities on digital networks by digital object identifiers (DOIs). WIAS’ Open Access Commission recommends you to register with ORCID.

ORCiD – how-to

  1. Registration takes 30 seconds
  2. Add your info and enhance your ORCID record with your professional information and link to your other identifiers (such as Scopus or ResearcherID or LinkedIn)
  3. Use your ORCID identifier on your Webpage, when you submit publications, apply for grants, and in any research workflow

Secondary Publication Rights for Scientific Publications

  • secondary publication right modified Urheberrechtsgesetz §38 (4) UrhG
  • allows author of a scientific work to make the manuscript version available to the public
  • scientific work has to be generated in the context of a research activity and published in a periodical collection (at least biannually)
  • law applies to scientific publications in journals and magazines
  • law does not apply to monographs, proceedings, annuals, commemorative publications
  • scientific work was funded minimum 50% by public funds (by federal, state, municipal sources)
  • includes non-university research facilities but not universities
  • period of twelve months has passed after the first publication of the scientific work
  • starting 1. January 2014
  • only publication for non-commercial purposes is allowed
  • source of the first publication has to be named
  • ask your co-authors before re-publishing
  • printed re-publishing is not allowed