Open Access

Here you will find information regarding NMBU's publishing fund (NMBU's internal fund to support Open Access publishing), national goals and guidelines to Open Access and Open Access in EU projects.

 NB! There is no more money left in NMBU's publishing fund for 2019. You are welcome to apply for funding in 2020.


Open Access

NMBU's publishing fund:

NMBU wants to increase the number of publications in Open Access journals. Therefore, a publishing fund was established in 2012. In 2019 the fund will be about NOK 600.000. The purpose of the fund is to provide NMBU researchers, who do not have any other funding, an opportunity to publish papers accepted in fee-based Open Access journals. 


To get support from the publishing fund, the publication has to:

1. Be registered in CRIStin.

2. Be published in a «gold» OA journal.

3. Be published in journals accepted by The Norwegian Database for Higher Education (DBH) and member of DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals.

4. Corresponding author should be an employee or a student affiliated to NMBU. 

Maximum amount of support is limited to 15 000 NOK pr. article.

For questions contact: 

National Goals and Guidelines for Open Access to research articles:

The government's goals is that all publicly funded Norwegian research articles should be made openly available by 2024. The government has established guidelines and measures for open access to research articles.

More information about: National goals and guidelines for open access to research artcles

PhD on Track: More information on how to publish Open Access here:

1. Main principles

2. Publishing in an open access journal (gold) step by step

3. Open access mandates

4. Funding for open access

5. useful resources 

6. References


Open Access in EU:

OpenAIRE is a network of Open Access repositories, archives and journals that support Open Access policies. OpenAIRE has started out as a policy support mechanism for the EC (FP7 pilot and H2020 OA policies), with the aim to be the European scholarly communication hub providing its services to many European funders.

More information about journals funded by the FP7 post-grant open access pilot.

H2020 Programme: Guidelines to the Rules on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Open research Data in Horizon 2020


Published 6. August 2014 - 10:45 - Updated 19. November 2019 - 10:18