The new Open Research Europe (ORE) platform – funded by the European Commission – is now up and running.
ORE is a new, free, open access, peer-review publishing platform for the publication of results stemming from EU-funded research. It publishes articles categorised in six subject areas: Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts. For each of the six categories, there are different kind of types of publications, ranging from research articles, to brief reports, essays, data, method articles, etc.
The new platform will make it easy for Horizon 2020 beneficiaries to comply with the EU Open Access terms of funding at no cost to them. It offers to the researchers a free publishing venue to share their results and insights rapidly and facilitate open and constructive research discussions. Even if the EU-funded project has ended, publications stemming from the project can be submitted. Each publication must have at least one author who has been, or still is, a recipient of an EU grant.
The ORE website currently contains all necessary guidance (policies, publishing process, Scientific Advisory Board and FAQ) as well as information and instructions for the submission workflow. The platform is now open for submissions but the full range of functionalities (search, grouping per areas and thematic gateways) will become active only at the time of the formal launch, in March 2021.