Read more about the Open Access Policy of the FWF.

The FWF provides additional funding for author processing charges on Open Access and hybrid journals. Read more about the requirements to apply.


EU Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 supports both the Green and the Gold way of Open Access. You will find more detailed information on the policy in the Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020.


FP7 - Seventh Framework Program

The EC has launched a Pilot to fund OA publications for finalized FP7 projects through the OpenAIRE project.



ERC - European Research Council

Read the whole ERC Scientific Council Guidelines for Open Access.

In new ERC contracts Special Clause 39 says:

“In addition to Article II.30.4, beneficiaries shall deposit an electronic copy of the published version or the final manuscript accepted for publication of a scientific publication relating to foreground published before or after the final report in an institutional or subject-based repository at the moment of publication.

Beneficiaries are required to make their best efforts to ensure that this electronic copy becomes freely and electronically available to anyone through this repository:

•   immediately if the scientific publication is published "open access", i.e. if an electronic version is also available free of charge via the publisher, or

•   within 6 months of publication.”

However publication costs have to be covered from the planed project budget.