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Quality Open Access Market

Interested in publishing an article in an Open Access journal? QOAM allows you to assess the quality of a journal and the cost of publication. QOAM is an initiative of the Dutch Radboud University in Nijmegen. Information about a journal is compiled through a Journal Score Card, consisting of 2 parts:

  • Base Score: a questionnaire on four aspects: editorial information, peer evaluation, governance and the publishing process, and
  • Valuation Score: assessment by users of the journal, either authors, editors or reviewers peers.

With QOAM you can not only express your experience with a journal as a researcher but also find out more about an OA journal, its quality and cost.


Sharing research data and open access to publications in H2020

Full-Day Workshop - Wednesday 18 Nov 2015 - Ghent

Horizon 2020 has been at the forefront as a major funder implementing Open Access policies. Following the Open Access pilot in FP7, Horizon 2020 brings a strong mandate for Open Access to publications as well as an Open Data Pilot in certain areas.

Many questions arise from this policy: how to practically follow the requirements, which media to use, and what about confidentiality issues? Which issues should be taken care of at the proposal stage, during the project and after the project finishes?

The aim of this workshop is to provide answers, to exchange experiences, and to define problems and barriers. The target audience is NCP's, research administrators and project coordinators.

The morning will be devoted to Open Science in Horizon2020. After an introduction by the EC, the benefits of Open Science will be presented by Lennart Martens. The Open Access mandate and the Open Data Pilot will be clarified with examples of how OpenAIRE services can be of help.

The afternoon will propose interactive workshops, taking a closer look at the practical implications of the Open Access mandate and the Open Data Pilot. One track will discuss the mandate, how it affects projects and researchers and how OpenAIRE can help you to comply. In a parallel group, the Open Data Pilot will be discussed, with a presentation of research data management tools. There will be time for discussion and questions as your input is important for the success of the project.

Expected outcomes of the workshop:

  • Checklist of Actions for NCPs and research administrators on how to support H2020 projects
  • Information for project coordinators at the proposal writing stage
  • How to meet obligations during the project for OA publication mandate and the Open Research Data Pilot
  • Ideas for future support materials

You can register for the workshop here: registration OpenAIRE workshop.  There is no registration fee.

The venue, het Pand, is situated in the center of Ghent:


Publishing your book in Open Access

Interested in publishing your book in Open Access?  The Open Access Directory, a wiki-based website managed by the Open Access community, provides a list of Open Access Book Publishers.


For example, some general publishers in the Humanities:

  • Open Book Publishers: Founded in 2008 at the University of Cambridge, Open Book is a nonprofit publisher of peer-reviewed, academic books. The books can be viewed online for free (via Google Books), while digital PDF editions and POD paperback and hardback editions are available for purchase. They are licensed under the CC-by-NC-ND license for England and Wales.
  • Open Humanities Press: Open Humanities Press was established in 2009 in partnership with University of Michigan's Scholarly Publishing Office to publish open access monographs and make them available online. The site currently hosts a small number of journals as well as books.

This is just a small sample of the over 100 publishers listed (last updated on 3 Sep 2015).


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