All EC Horizon 2020 beneficiaries must deposit their peer-reviewed publications to ensure Open Access. This brief article based on the OpenAIRE support information will help you to understand: 1) What to deposit; 2) Where to deposit; 3) When to deposit; 4) When should Open Access be provided?
**All H2020 beneficiaries are required to deposit and ensure open access.**
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### What to deposit?
**A machine-readable electronic copy of the published version**
> Publisher’s final version of the paper, including all modifications from the peer review process, copyediting and stylistic edits, and formatting changes (usually a PDF document).
**A final peer-reviewed manuscript accepted for publication**
> Final manuscript of a peer-reviewed paper accepted for journal publication, including all modifications from the peer review process, but not yet formatted by the publisher (also referred to as “post-print” version).
### Where to deposit?
**Researchers should deposit in a repository for scientific publications (online archives) of their choice.**
> Institutional repository of the research institution with which they are affiliated
> Subject-based/thematic repository
> Centralised repository, e.g. Zenodo repository set up by the OpenAIRE project are acceptable choices
### When to deposit?
**Each beneficiary must deposit as soon as possible and at the latest on publication.**
### When should Open Access be provided
**Each beneficiary must 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.
For open access publishing, researchers can publish in open access journals, or in journals that sell subscriptions and also offer the possibility of making individual articles openly accessible (hybrid journals). Where the case, the Author Processing Charges (APCs) incurred by beneficiaries are eligible for reimbursement during the duration of the action. For APCs incurred after the end of their grant agreement, a mechanism for paying some of these costs will be piloted. In the case of open access publishing open access must be granted at the latest on publication.
Beneficiaries must also ensure open access 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: <!--break-->
- 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.
Check the next content, the annotated model of the Grant Agreement (on pages 213 to 220).