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Grant Application for Open Access Publication

1st Februar 2018

Open access (OA) refers to the practice of providing online access to scientific information that is free of charge to the end-user and reusable. ‚Scientific‘ refers to all academic disciplines.

Why Open Acces to scientific peer-reviewed publications?

Open Access publication in Horizon 2020 is possible by means of so-called “Gold Open Access” and “Green Open Access” publication, respectively.

Gold Open Access

  • Articles published in open access mode
    (publishing costs borne by the authors, universities or institutes etc.)
  • e.g. New J. Phys., Optics Express, Nature Comm.
    Peer-reviewed, purely electronic journals

Green Open Access

  • Published articles or the final peer-reviewed manuscript are deposited in an online repository.
  • e.g. ArXiv.org

Both options of open access publication are possible. To emphasize the possibility of Gold Open Access publication for results obtained in experiments  funded by CALIPSOplus the project awards grants for Gold Open Access publication.


CALIPSOplus Grant Application for Open Access Publication


In CALIPSOplus authors can apply for a grant (max. EUR 1 500) to cover the open-access publishing fees in order to cure this problem and at the same time encourage users to open access publishing. Funding will be given – upon application to the coordinator – with priority to users from countries/ institutions with very small research budgets but wishing to publish excellent research in “gold” open access journals.


Application procedure

Prerequisite for Open Access funding is that the applicant received Trans-National Access funding through CALIPSOplus.

Every authors, receiving CALIPSOplus Trans-National Access funding, is highly welcome to send their/his application to the CALIPSOplus management for evaluation by email.

More information you can find here.