In early 2021 the European Commission will launch their Open Research Europe platform: An Open Access publishing platform offering fast publication and open peer review for research conducted by Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries.
Open Research Europe will be a scholarly publishing platform providing a full open access peer reviewed publishing service for Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries without cost, both during and after the end of their grants. The platform will enable fast publication times as well as publication outputs which support research integrity, reproducibility, and transparency, stimulating open science practices.
F1000 Research has been contracted by the Commission to provide the open research publishing infrastructure and editorial services for Open Research Europe. F1000 Research with three expert partners: Eurodoc, the Global Young Academy and LIBER Europe will steer the project and ensure that stakeholders such as researchers from all disciplines and research librarians are reached. The Open Research Europe platform will also benefit from the oversight of an independent Scientific Advisory Board comprising researchers of high scientific calibre.
Open Research Europe is a significant step towards ensuring that all Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe publications are completely open access for everyone, benefiting both the global scientific community as well as the wider public. The platform supports reproducibility and reduces research waste maximising the value, impact, and reach of the Commission’s funding.
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is very much a part of the same European vision for Open, transparent, data-driven science that is driving the creation of Open Research Europe. The EOSC will offer 1.7 million European researchers and 70 million professionals in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines by federating existing scientific data infrastructures, currently dispersed across disciplines and the EU Member States. Open Research Europe will provide these same researchers and scientists with the possibility of academic publishing according to Open Science and FAIR principles.