Open sharing of both scientific articles and their source data sets is one way to increase the impact of the scientific research and development work.

To facilitate open access publishing, the European Commission has launched a cost-free publishing platform called Open Research Europe.

Based on the Open Research Europe website, it ‘will provide all Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries and their researchers with an easy, high quality peer-reviewed venue to publish their results in open access, at no cost to them, and in full compliance with open access policies.’

The platform will use a model of immediate publication of submissions followed by transparent, invited and open peer review with inclusion of all supporting data. The names of the reviewers will be open, as well as their reviews, which will also be citeable. The platform has a strong international Scientific Advisory Board.

The formal launch of the platform will take place in early 2021, but submissions are already accepted.