Europe: Some Data About OpenAIRE FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot
From an OpenAire Blog Post:
OpenAIRE is currently preparing its final reporting on the uptake and metrics of the OpenAIRE FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot.
The Pilot, originally intended to end on April 30th 2017, had been granted a 10 month extension and has come to an end in February 2018.
In total, the Pilot has funded 1 323 publications: 1 232 articles, 71 monographs, 18 book chapters and 2 conference proceedings.
The Pilot had installed a funding cap of € 6 000 for monographs and € 2 000 for all other publication types (mainly articles). If the original author fee exceeded this amount, the submitter was asked to provide a partial invoice or request for reimbursement that did not exceed this amount.
The average author fee for articles processed is € 1 474 and the median fee is € 1446.
The Pilot only funded articles that appeared in ‘full’ open access journals. Hybrid journals, that offer a mix of subscription based and open access articles, have been explicitly excluded from funding, which explains the relatively lower share of some well-known legacy publishers offering mainly hybrid journals in these statistics.
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