The European Research Council (ERC) recommits to Open Access

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In an  article in the Newsletter of the European Research Council, 2012, 3 (September) the ERC recommits to Open Access by joining Europe PubMed Central.
The ERC Scientific Council is also reviewing existing practices and open access infrastructures in Social Sciences and Humanities and will make recommendations in the future.

An ERC study shows that 62 % of journal articles from ERC projects are available in open access. The share varies across research domains with figures close to 70 % in Life Sciences, 65% in Physical Sciences and Engineering and 50 % in Social Sciences and Humanities.

ERC Scientific Council has in addition updated its Open Access Guidelines (replacing the previous guidelines from 2007)  for researchers funded by the ERC.

See also:

the ERC Press Release of 13 July 2012

EUI web pages on Open Access and International Networks