FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot: approved journals
04/09/2017

Are you thinking about submitting an article to our FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot funding scheme, but not sure if you’re eligible for support?


We got you covered!

First things first: the funds are only available for publications that have been made within the scope of a finished FP7 project.

Still with us? Ok, here are the other rules:

  • the FP7 project should have finished, but not longer than two years ago, at the moment of the acceptance of the publication
  • there are only three publications allowed per project

You can easily check these conditions yourself via the Pilot home page – just type in the acronym or the 6-digit project code in the search field on the right and we’ll look up if your project is eligible.

Is the project eligible? Ok, then the only thing you still need to assess is whether the journal is full open access:

  • we only accept ‘full’ open access publications – no ‘hybrids’. Hybrid journals are journals that make individual articles available in open access (often indicated as: ‘optional open access’ or similar) , but the journal as a whole remains subscription based. The Pilot has decided not to fund publications in this type of journal. Take note: some publishers have both full open access and hybrid journals in their portfolio – the Pilot administration always does a double check on journal basis. If you want to check for yourself whether a journal is eligible, a good first step is to look it up in the Directory of Open Access Journals, which only accepts full open access journals. However, as not all eligible journals are listed there, it’s also worth to check the journal home page.
  • There is a funding cap for journal articles – we only support author fees (APCs or article processing charges) up to € 2 000. Is your APC higher? Inform the publisher of our funding scheme and ask them to lower the fee. If this is not possible, make sure to only invoice us for € 2000 as you’ll have to find the remaining funds elsewhere.
  • Are you publishing in an OA Journal published by Wiley, BioMedCentral, BMJ or Copernicus? Get in touch with your editor as we have a prepayment agreement with each of them. If eligible, your publication can be added directly to these funds, saving you the trouble of having to deal with invoices

To make things easier for you, we have listed here the 226 journals and their ISSNs that we have supported in the first phase of the Pilot (until April 30th, 2017).The journal that you want to publish in is not listed here, but you’re confident that it is full open access ? Don’t hesitate to submit – we’ll check and add it to the next edition of this list.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly (I’m gwen dot franck at kb dot nl ) . There’s also an FAQ with answers to the most common questions.