Open Access (OA) Publishing

UPDATE! Letter of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation - March, 2017

Commitment to Open Access to scholarly publications is at the center of CEU’s mission. In 2002 CEU made contributions to the development of the Budapest Declaration, which prepared the ground for the Berlin Declaration, which CEU signed.
Open Access is the practice of providing on-line access to scientific information that is free of charge to the end-user and is re-usable.

There are two main paths to open access to publications:

Self-archiving (“green”)
, when materials are uploaded to an on-line repository before, during or after publication. To facilitate this CEU established its Publication Repository

Open access publishing (“gold”)
, where the article is published straightaway in open access mode.

The decision on whether or not to publish either by self-archiving or by providing full open access lies entirely with the funders. For example, all research funded or co-funded by Horizon 2020 or any other European public sources, including Hungarian, must be published this way. 

H2020 policies and guidelines
Infographic on H2020 Open Access
Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020
Guidelines on Data Management in Horizon 2020
European Commission Fact Sheet: Open Access in Horizon 2020

CEU policies and database
CEU Policy of OA
CEU Publications Database and Repository

Checklist
European University Association Open Access Checklist for Universities

Where to find OA journals?

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): Lists almost 10.000 OA journals
  • SHERPA/RoMEO: lists publisher copyright and self-archiving policies. To see what publishers allow in terms of self-archiving, check the publisher or journal name in this directory. Listings also indicate whether or not the publisher has a "paid access" option with direct links to the specific publisher policies on paid access
  • ROAD Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources: gives access to OA scholarly contents via a single access point. ROAD can be searched by country, subject, indexing/abstracting service etc.
  • General search engines: OAIster and Google Scholar
  •  For a list of research funders' OA policies, consult SHERPA/Juliet.