Open Research Europe is the European Commission’s open access publishing platform for scientific articles for Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.
Open Research Europe is an original publishing venue, like a journal, not a repository (where papers already published somewhere else are deposited): submitted research must be original, not be submitted anywhere else for publication, and stem from a Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe grant in which at least one of the authors is involved. The platform implements rigorous scientific standards which are overseen by an international Scientific Advisory Board. Since its launch in March 2021, more than 200 articles have already been published, showing the interest of the research community in this new publishing venue. The publishing venue 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. It showcases a variety of article types ranging from research articles to methods and essays.
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 and Horizon Europe grant has ended. Most importantly, however, Open Research Europe is a reliable peer-reviewed publishing service of high scientific quality, with swift publication times.
Open Research Europe champions open science principles and scientific transparency 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 the latest scientific discoveries.
More information on Open Research Europe is available on the website, which contains helpful tips, guides and FAQs, including how to prepare articles and data for submission. The Twitter account @OpenResearch_EU and the newsletter also feature relevant updates, calls for papers, and the latest content from Open Research Europe. We also set up a YouTube tutorial playlist.