The European Commission has officially launched Open Research Europe (ORE), the open access publishing platform for scientific articles that will present the results of research funded by Horizon 2020, and soon Horizon Europe.

The initial articles that have been submitted have already been published. ORE upholds the principles of open science by publishing articles immediately, followed by transparent and open peer review with the inclusion of all data and supporting materials. The names of the reviewers will be available, as well as their reviews.

Article-level metrics will continuously track the social impact of publications. Ultimately, the platform will give all researchers and citizens alike free access to the latest scientific discoveries.

Horizon 2020 beneficiaries can publish research articles. The platform accepts articles addressing all fields of science, including natural sciences, engineering and technology, medical and health sciences, agricultural and veterinary sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts.

The European Commission stresses that Open Research Europe is not a repository for articles that have already been published elsewhere. Research submissions must be original, and not have been sent for publication to any other place. In addition, they must originate from a Horizon 2020 Grant in which at least one of the authors is involved.

Publication in Open Research Europe is an optional service. The European Commission covers all costs upfront, there is no author fee, which means there is also no administrative burden. In addition, there is a guarantee of automatic compliance with Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe open access requirements.

The institution’s platform provides useful advice and guidance, including how to prepare articles and data for submission.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.