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Free Webinar : Funding for APC-Free Open Access Journals and Platforms

Are you publishing an APC-free OA journal on a shoestring?

OpenAIRE is hosting a webinar on Thursday, 12 May 2016 at 10:00 CEST where you can learn more about the new OpenAIRE call for proposals to fund APC-free Open Access journals and platforms under the alternative funding mechanism of the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot.

Besides funding APCs, OpenAIRE would also like to offer a funding opportunity for APC-free OA journals under the EC Gold Open Access Pilot: after all, two thirds of the journals listed in the DOAJ charge no APCs to their authors. Therefore, a call for proposals has been put together that will allow these journals and/or platforms and publishers to apply for funding for improving their publishing workflows along a number of suggested lines.

A maximum of €200,000 will be awarded to up to 12 bids to perform technical improvements on APC-free OA journals such as becoming OpenAIRE compatible, systematically collecting funding information in the article metadata or implementing ORCID. In order to be eligible for funding, such journals must have published (or accepted for publication) eligible articles arising from finished FP7 projects during the last year. 

The call for proposals will remain open until the 30th of June, and bid assessment will be done during the month of July. The selected proposals will be announced in early August and will have until the 30th of April 2017 to carry out the proposed improvements. 

We invite you to join this webinar and learn more about the requirements for applying for funding under this call. The webinar will be led by Pablo de Castro, from LIBER, the coordinating institution for the FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot, and will address the following topics:

  • Timeschedule for this alt-funding initiative
  • Requirements for eligibility
  • How to submit a funding application

The second part of the webinar will be a Q&A session where questions about this funding initiative will be answered.

Click here to register.


EU FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Publishing Funds Pilot Webinar

As of Mar 10th, 275 funding requests have already been granted by this pilot to researchers and projects across Europe and beyond, with only 1 having been granted in Luxembourg.

Join the OpenAIRE webinar to be held on Friday 18 March at 11am to learn more about the progress of the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot.

The webinar will address the following topics and will be followed by a Q&A session:

  • How the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot works;
  • How organizations are working with LIBER and OpenAIRE in order to support the Pilot implementation;
  • How to use the central service at for collecting and processing funding requests for Open Access publishing fees;
  • What dissemination actions will be carried out next.

Full details and registration link can be found on the OpenAIRE website.


Focus Areas now available

The ORBilu team is pleased to announce that a new field has been added which will permit you to group publications by focus area.  This optional field permits you to tag your publication with one or more of the current focus areas of the University.  Once tagged, you can also produce reports based upon this information.  The field is available for all types of documents and is displayed immediately after the "Discipline" field:

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