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The SCAN4RECO project, compliant with Open Access policy of the EC, has created a "Community" area on the ZENODO portal where it intends to disseminate its research output, including articles and other scientific publications as well as applications and data created in the course of the project that may be provided for public access.

SCAN4RECO Community on ZENODO:

Open Access in Horizon 2020 European Research Framework

The general principles of the Open Access under Horizon'2020 program are as follows: (1) publications should be offered for FREE (2) data that is mentioned in the publication is also distributed for FREE (3) distribution is made using Open Access compliant repositories, registered with OpenAIRE

The EC has published Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020:

Irrespective of OA access or not, every project funded by Horizon'2020 program MUST include acknowledgment - refer to page 6 of:

FP7 post-grant Open Access publishing funds

EC offers an Open Access opportunity also to FP7 projects that have already finished. The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot policy guidelines state that eligible FP7 projects are those "finished no longer than two years ago at funding request submission time". This criteria has been recently made more strict allowing finished FP7 projects to remain eligible for up to two months after the nominal 2-year window after its end-date. Once these two months are over, the project will be shown as non-eligible in the system and it will no longer be possible to submit any funding request.

For more information refer to:

Useful references

  • Be aware that you may get in trouble with your publisher if you offer FREE downloads for your publications after signing a copyright transfer form with your publisher, especially if they sell such books or journals (e.g. IEEE Transactions).
  • Making publications available for download on your public WEB sites is NOT sufficient to comply with Open Access, as you need to provide access to all bibliographic metadata as well.
  • You can also deploy own OA repository using e.g. DSpace, EPrints etc. Note that own OA repositories MUST be registered in OpenAIRE via OpenDOAR:
  • You can safely assume that if the conference or a journal aims to sell copies of your papers as part of a book or proceedings, it is most likely NOT compliant with Open Access. Check your copyright agreement to confirm this.
  • The best approach is always to confirm directly with the publisher if their specific journal or a conference complies with any of the common “Open Access” licenses (refer to for examples
  • The most common Open Access license is "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License":
  • There are cases that the same publisher may offer both limited and “Open Access” licenses. This is the case of e.g. Springer or IEEE. You can chose “Open Access” publications with them, in which case editors will need to cover the publication costs - offered later to public under OA license.
  • A good source for finding “Open Access” Journals is the “Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)” at
  • Guidelines for Evaluating “Open Access” journals can be found at

Open Access compliant server implementations

In case an organisation chooses to deploy own Open Access repository, the following servers may be considered:

NOTE that in either case such a proprinatory repository MUST be registered with OpenAIRE.

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