Open Access to Horizon 2020 AND ERC publications

“Under Horizon 2020, each beneficiary must ensure open access to all peer-reviewed scientific publications relating to its results ...within six months of publication (twelve months for publications in the social sciences and humanities) ..."

Horizon 2020 ERC Model Grant Agreement (Article 29.2)

ERC: Open Access to to publications and data overview:

 Do you want to publish Open Access Green (self-archiving)?

While or before publishing: we propose the following steps, in order to retain your right for open access:

  1. In the publication process please check and save your “individual licensing agreement” with the publisher for an open access option

  2. Do you have the permission to publish a peer-reviewed “postprint/manuscript version” in an institutional repository immediately/after 6 month?
    Yes – Publisher gives permission – Great! See 3.
    No – Use an author addendum or write an Email (see text below) to the editor immediately, before your agree to the publishers conditions to retain your rights for the green way and tell us about it! Please send us your licensing agreement, author addendum form and publisher answer
    Text modular for Email to request permission:
    "This study is supported by the EU Horizon2020 project (XXproject funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No.XX). This programme requires, that a final peer reviewed version of the manuscript is made available via open access within 6 months of publication. We therefore ask for the permission, to deposit an electronic version of the final manuscript version open access in our non-commercial institutional repository.

  3. Find the author accepted manuscript version (AAM) and forward it to the library, we archive the peer-reviewed “manuscript/postprint version” in our institutional MPG-PuRe repository

European Commission: Participant Portal H2020 Online Manual

Important: By assigning Horizon2020 project information to your publication in MPG.PuRe, your publication will automatically be harvested by the EU OpenAire repository . But unfortunately listing your publication in PuRe is not enough to fulfill OA criteria for H2020. You have to list every single publication within your participant portal in order to make them appear in Cordis.

Wichtig: Die Daten unseres MPG.PuRe repositories erscheinen automatisch im OpenAIRE-Repository
Leider genügt der Eintrag in PuRe nicht für die offizielle Anerkennung eines OA Artikels, nach den Voraussetzungen unter Horizon2020. Im Teilnehmer-Portal (participant portal) muss jeder Projektkoordinator selbst die Veröffentlichungen eintragen, diese erscheinen dann auf der Cordis Webseite und erfüllen erst dann alle Kriterien


Openaire Horizon2020 Guides

BmBF Open Access in Deutschland (German)