European Research Council grants can include open access publication costs

Some good news for researchers applying for grants from the recently launched European Research Council (ERC).The council’s grant application guidelines confirm that publication costs (such as BioMed Central article processing charges) can be included as part of the direct costs of the grant. ERC funding also includes an indirect component, and  BioMed Central encourages institutions to consider allocating a fraction of this to a central fund to support open access publication by ERC-funded authors.

For more funders’ policies on open access publication, see BioMed Central’s funder policy comparison table.

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