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Article 37 of the Ley 14/2011, de 1 de junio, de la Ciencia, la Tecnología y la Innovación:
Artículo 37. Difusión en acceso abierto.

  1. Los agentes públicos del Sistema Español de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación impulsarán el desarrollo de repositorios, propios o compartidos, de acceso abierto a las publicaciones de su personal de investigación, y establecerán sistemas que permitan conectarlos con iniciativas similares de ámbito nacional e internacional.
  2. El personal de investigación cuya actividad investigadora esté financiada mayoritariamente con fondos de los Presupuestos Generales del Estado hará pública una versión digital de la versión final de los contenidos que le hayan sido aceptados para publicación en publicaciones de investigación seriadas o periódicas, tan pronto como resulte posible, pero no más tarde de doce meses después de la fecha oficial de publicación.
  3. La versión electrónica se hará pública en repositorios de acceso abierto reconocidos en el campo de conocimiento en el que se ha desarrollado la investigación, o en repositorios institucionales de acceso abierto.
  4. La versión electrónica pública podrá ser empleada por las Administraciones Públicas en sus procesos de evaluación.
  5. El Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación facilitará el acceso centralizado a los repositorios, y su conexión con iniciativas similares nacionales e internacionales.
  6. Lo anterior se entiende sin perjuicio de los acuerdos en virtud de los cuales se hayan podido atribuir o transferir a terceros los derechos sobre las publicaciones, y no será de aplicación cuando los derechos sobre los resultados de la actividad de investigación, desarrollo e innovación sean susceptibles de protección.


Objectives I and II of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Open Access institutional policy, approved by Consell de Govern on 25th April 2012, agreement 46/2012:
 

  1. PDI (academic and research staff) of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona will deposit their academic and scientific publications (journal articles, doctoral theses, proceedings, communications, scientific and technical documents, books, etc.) in the UAB repository, Dipòsit Digital de Documents de la UAB (DDD), http://ddd.uab.cat.
    Any conditions stipulated by the publishers regarding archiving documents in open access repositories will be taken into account if appropriate. If these conditions do not allow free access to the whole publication, this publication will be included with restricted access. Only the abstract or the complete metadata description will be accessible, depending on what is possible in each case.
    The aim is that documents are stored immediately after its publication and in any case no later than 6 months after being published.
  2. As regards educational resources, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona encourages academic staff to deposit these documents in the repository.
    Additionally, the University recommends to the academic community the publication in open access journals whenever possible.

     
Additionally, if you enjoy a research fund, you must verify the Funding Agency guidelines on Open Access.
 
Annex 5: Specific rules de l'Annotated Model Grant Agreement del Programa Horizon Europe: Communication, Dissemination, Open Science and Visibility (Article 17)

Open Science: Open access to scientific publications
The beneficiaries must ensure open access to peer-reviewed scientific publications relating to their results. In particular, they must ensure that:

  • at the latest at the time of publication, a machine-readable electronic copy of the published version, or the final peer-reviewed manuscript accepted for publication, is deposited in a trusted repository for scientific publications
  • immediate open access is provided to the deposited publication via the repository, under the latest available version of the Creative Commons Attribution International Public Licence (CC BY) or a licence with equivalent rights; for monographs and other long-text formats, the licence may exclude commercial uses and derivative works (e.g. CC BY-NC, CC BY-ND) and
  • information is given via the repository about any research output or any other tools and instruments needed to validate the conclusions of the scientific publication.

Beneficiaries (or authors) must retain sufficient intellectual property rights to comply with the open access requirements.
Metadata of deposited publications must be open under a Creative Common Public Domain Dedication (CC 0) or equivalent, in line with the FAIR principles (in particular machineactionable) and provide information at least about the following: publication (author(s), title, date of publication, publication venue); Horizon Europe or Euratom funding; grant project name, acronym and number; licensing terms; persistent identifiers for the publication, the authors involved in the action and, if possible, for their organisations and the grant. Where applicable, the metadata must include persistent identifiers for any research output or any other tools and instruments needed to validate the conclusions of the publication.
Only publication fees in full open access venues for peer-reviewed scientific publications are eligible for reimbursement.

 

Article 29.2 of the Annotated Model Grant Agreement of Horizon 2020 Programme:
29.2. Open access to scientific publications

Each beneficiary must ensure open access (free of charge, online access for any user) to all peer-reviewed scientific publications relating to its results.
In particular, it must:
  • (a) as soon as possible and at the latest on publication, deposit a machine-readable electronic copy of the published version or final peer-reviewed manuscript accepted for publication in a repository for scientific publications; Moreover, the beneficiary must aim to deposit at the same time the research data needed to validate the results presented in the deposited scientific publications.
  • (b) ensure open access to the deposited publication — via the repository — at the latest:.
    • (i) on publication, if an electronic version is available for free via the publisher, or
    • (ii) within six months of publication (twelve months for publications in the social sciences and humanities) in any other case.
  • (c) ensure open access — via the repository — to the bibliographic metadata that identify the deposited publication.
The bibliographic metadata must be in a standard format and must include all of the following:
  • the terms [‘European Union (EU)’ and ‘Horizon 2020’][‘Euratom’ and Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018’];
  • the name of the action, acronym and grant number;
  • the publication date, and length of embargo period if applicable, and
  • a persistent identifier.