Open science requirements are embedded in your European Research Council grant agreement and depend on the Framework Programme (and in some cases, the ERC call) under which you obtained funding.
We do not hold any central funding for Horizon or ERC, but if you have any questions please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all publications you must ensure that your publication is deposited in a suitable repository of your choice immediately upon publication.
You can publish open access in any journal offering an open access option: publishing fees (including open access costs, but also page charges or colour charges) are eligible costs if incurred during the lifetime of your project and in line with the provisions in your grant agreement.
Use our journal check tool to see if a specific journal is included in our 'no cost to the author' open access publisher agreements - these are open to all University of Southampton corresponding authors, regardless of funder.
If your chosen journal does not offer an open access option:
*PE = Physical Sciences and Engineering, LS = Life Sciences, SH = Social Sciences and Humanities
Fully open access journals: costs are eligible for reimbursement as with Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020: open access requirements after the end of your project
Horizon 2020 open access obligations for peer-reviewed scientific publications extends beyond the end of your ERC-funded project. That means that even after your project ends, all publications that are related to project results funded by the ERC, will need to acknowledge ERC funding, and peer-reviewed publications will need to be made available through open access.
Find out more about the rules for post-grant publications at https://erc.europa.eu/managing-your-project/open-science