Europe launches its own scientific dissemination platform with free access to all research articles
“We need to accelerate scientific discovery through more collaborative and open research practices“they assure from the European Commission before the announcement of Open Research Europe.
Millions of scientific articles are published each year specifying the progress of each project and sharing them with the rest of the community. However, reading or accessing these articles is not always easy for everyone, the European Union wants to remove these obstacles.
“By helping researchers publish in Open Access, Open Research Europe removes barriers to knowledge flows and encourages scientific debate” has explained Mariya gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth. This scientific platform offers free access to both researchers and any citizen of the world who wants to consult the articles.
For now 40 scientific articles have already been published They span a wide range of research fields, from engineering, mathematics, social sciences, arts, and humanities. They are ready for consumption in Open Research Europe, where it is also free to submit a request to publish a research study.
This new platform was born from the financing of Horizonte 2020 across all EU thematic, research and innovation areas for 2021-2027. To publish in it, one of the requirements indicates that “at least one author must be involved in an ongoing or completed Horizon 2020 project of the European Commission and the article must be the result of that project“.
The posting policies of this platform also indicate that “all articles undergo formal peer review by invited experts“A post-publication review process that can generate up to 3 peer review reports for each published study.”Peer review is completely transparent: the names of the reviewers and their reviews are posted alongside the article, and the authors ‘responses to the reviewers (or readers’ comments) are also posted for readers to see.“They indicate from Open Research Europe.
In this way, it is possible to know that the data published in the report are real and represent an advance to be taken into account for the scientific community and society. Peer review is the quality control system used in science and innovation To avoid fake news and hoaxes, 1.8 million articles that have undergone this peer-checking process can be published per year.