Before deciding to make your research results of your investigation public and visible, you should pay close attention to several issues regarding open access publications:
- Note that according to the Horizon 2020 program, researchers who receive public funding for their research (such as the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2013-2016), should ensure open access to all peer-reviewed scientific communication.
- Always check the journal’s editorial policy regarding open publication. We Recommend the following resources:
- Dulcinea Directory: for Spanish journals
- Sherpa/Romeo Directory: for international journals
- If the journal does not allow you to self-archive some version of the article (author version and publisher version) or you have questions regarding copyright, you can review the agreements with the publisher and even include addendum in the contracts. PoliScience has issued recommendations that include examples of model contracts or addendums.
- Never publish in calls from Predatory Publishers, publishers who base their business model on publishing articles without offering minimum guarantees. You can consult an updated list.
- Horizon 2020 has a pilot program for depositing research data in Open Access, Open Research Data Pilot, Open Research Data Pilot.
Do not hesitate to consult the Library if you have any questions regarding these issues
- Horizon 2020: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/
- Public calls for research papers: http://poliscience.blogs.upv.es/open-access/convocatorias-publicas-de-investigacion/