2. What does the policy say?
Green open access: self-archiving full-text version of a scientific paper published
in a journal, available in open access upon acceptance from the publisher, either
immediately or after the deadline imposed by the publisher.
Institutional repositories (free)
Submit all published research to the institution’s repositories: metadata + PDF
(post-print or published version)
Accessibility of the PDF should be as large as possible
In accordance with rules of copyright and embargo (depending on editor’s policies)
3. To whom does it apply?
Grant recipients and promoters (CDR, PDR, EQP, MIS) of the F.R.S./FNRS and
Any peer-reviewed article and publication (exception: books or monographs)
(Partly)-funded by FNRS research
From 1st October 2013
Retro-active : any research result published since 2008
ONLY FULL-VERSION OF ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS IN PDF
FORMAT (AND EXCEPTIONS) WILL BE ACCOUNTED FOR EVALUATION BY
F.R.S.-FNRS AND ASSOCIATED FUNDS
4. Are there exceptions?
Freedom of choice of researchers but preference for journals indexed in DOAJ
Check on SHERPA-ROMEO website to find publisher’s and journal’s policies
FNRS advises recipients to sign a licence agreement while transferring their copyright
(given template) to facilitate free access and use
Approval of the co-authors
Legal or ethical issues (confidentiality, personal data protections, etc.)
IF IT CANNOT BE MADE PUBLIC, RECIPIENTS ARE REQUIRED TO
INFORM THEIR HOSTING INSTITUTION AND THE F.R.S.-FNRS
PUT IN INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY (PUBLIC)
5. What about Golden Open access ?
F.R.S.-FNRS favors Green Open Access but no exclusion of a direct publication in
an open access journal (Golden OA)
Golden OA: A publisher making the full-text version of a scientific paper available
in OA, either on a free-of-charge or publication-fee basis
F.R.S.-FNRS ALLOWS ITS RESEARCHERS TO CLAIM THE COSTS OF
PUBLICATION IN OA JOURNAL TO A LIMIT OF 500€/ARTICLE
6. What about other open science
No regulation of other open science aspects: