The European Commission launched the Open Research Europe publishing platform for scientific papers

On 24 March 2021, the European Commission launched the Open Research Europe publishing platform. In its press release, the European Commission presents this platform as a tool to support open science and transparency in the scientific publishing process within the EU. Open Research Europe will also enable rigorous open peer review and fast publication.

Furthermore, Open Research Europe is free-of-charge, making the platform accessible for everyone.

As indicated in the Infographic Open Research Europe, the publication process follows these steps:

  1. Prepublications checks
  2. Swift publication as preprint
  3. Author led-open peer review
  4. Publication as peer-reviewed version
  5. Indexing and preservation

Researchers from all scientific, humanities and social sciences fields, stemming from Horizon 2020 funding, can submit their articles on Open Research Europe at no cost to them. One author of each publication must have been, or still is, a recipient of a Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe grant.

EuChemS had its representative within the High Level expert group of the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP), which advised the European Commission on how to further develop and practically implement open science policies.

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