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Open Access options
There are two ways to make an article open access:
- Self-archiving (green open access): depositing an article in an online open archive. Before you deposit your article, check the conditions applied by the publisher for self-archiving (embargo periods, etc.).
- Open access publishing (gold open access): making an article directly available in open access on the journal’s website. Most publishers offer this option against payment of article processing charges (APC).
A list of open access journals in physics, chemistry and materials science is available here.
At the bottom of this page you can download a guide for open access as well as see a flowchart on how to publish in open access.
For EU projects
All scientific peer-reviewed publications resulting from European projects funded through the H2020 programme must be available in open access. You can find the European Commission’s guidelines here.
- All peer-reviewed articles must be deposited in a repository at the latest by the moment of publication;
- Self-archived articles must be available in open access within 6 months of publication;
- Gold OA articles must be available in open access at the moment of publication.