ERC Deposit - introduction

OAPEN works with the European Research Council (ERC) to provide its open access deposit service for books and book chapters to ERC funded researchers.

Under Horizon 2020, beneficiaries of ERC grants must ensure open access to all peer-reviewed scientific publications resulting from the research supported by the grant. This requirement includes monographs and book chapters: researchers are required to deposit their works upon publication, in a repository of their choice. A similar requirement applies to ERC grants funded under FP7 (Work Programmes 2012 and 2013), where at least ‘best efforts’ to provide open access have to be demonstrated.

ERC recommends the OAPEN Library for the deposit of monographs, book chapters and other long-text publications. OAPEN provides its deposit service to authors of monographs and book chapters resulting from ERC grants under H2020 and FP7, in any discipline.

The OAPEN Library is a repository set up specifically for OA books. We collect, host and provide access to these books and book chapters, in order to maximise dissemination and scientific and societal impact. The library is adapted to the specific demands of academic books, making use of the existing metadata standards, classification schemes, and distribution channels for academic books.

If you are the author of a monograph or book chapter resulting from ERC funded research, we will help you to deposit your work according to ERC guidelines and requirements. The deposit service is free of charge for ERC funded researchers and their publishers.

Please view the list for further information and support.