In accordance with the principle of openness, scientific publications that are generated as a result of research financed from public funds should be publicly available.

The Springer Open Choice program for Poland enables authors affiliated with Polish academic institutions to publish articles open under CC BY licenses in Springer hybrid journals. Hybrid magazines are those that can contain both open articles and traditional items available as part of paid magazine subscriptions. The costs of publication under the program are covered centrally through WBN with funds from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In 2010-2018, the program was financed as an addition to the national academic license for access to Springer magazines. Since 2019, the new Springer national license in Poland has been operated in the so-called Compact version, gradually being introduced in more and more countries since 2016. In the Compact license, the major part of the license fee is earmarked for open publishing, and a smaller part is a fee for access to subscription articles, which is the reverse of what it was before. The new solution is based on the assumption that the share of open articles in hybrid journals will gradually grow, until the transformation of magazines into an open model, which is consistent with Plan S.

The Compact license has been being implemented in Poland since January 1, 2019, at the moment, it is based on a letter of intent, which was signed by the ICM and Springer Nature in December 2018, and ultimately under the agreement which will be concluded at the beginning of 2019. The process of accepting articles for publication will take place without interruption at the turn of the year and in a similar way as it has been so far, with the exception of the additional stage of author's affiliation verification (instructions for authors). The publisher has ensured that articles sent for publication in 2018 or 2019 and accepted for publication at the beginning of 2019, pending the signing of the contract, will be included in the national license costs for 2019, and the authors of the articles will in no case be individually charged for publication costs.

Sponsorship Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) - an international consortium of scientific institutions, science funding agencies and libraries from 27 countries, coordinated by CERN, it has been financing open scientific publications in the field of particle physics since the beginning of 2014. The consortium concluded agreements with publishers (for the years 2014-2016), based on which selected physical journals (including 3 IOP titles, 2 Springer titles, 2 Elsevier titles, 1 Jagiellonian University title and a few others were transformed from the subscription model to the "open" model access and are entirely financed by SCOAP3

Financing research and publishing in the OA
The researchers who intend to apply to Horizon 2020 or Erasmus+ or be partners in such projects have to prepare for an open dissemination of research results, understood as "open", gaining knowledge about where they can disseminate their work, when, on what legal terms, knowing what are the free licenses that give them the opportunity to decide about own work and the scope of their publication, etc.

Horizon 2020In all of the projects that have received financing under the Horizon 2020 program, the authors are obliged to make sure that the article they publish in scientific journals is available to the public, free of charge for recipients. The European Commission is also conducting a pilot on open access to research data under the Horizon 2020 program: the Open Research Data pilot (ORD).

Details can be found on the European Commission website and in infographics:

In the case of projects qualified for funding from the OPUS 9, PRELUDIUM 9, SONATA 9, MAESTRO 7, HARMONIA 7, and SONATA BIS 5 competitions, it is necessary to indicate for each publication in the report whether open access was provided to it. In the case of open access, indicate the access model (gold / green) and costs in PLN incurred from project funds in connection with the publication of the publication in open access.

SHERPA services 
They help authors and institutions to make informed and reliable decisions regarding publication and compliance with open access.

SHERPA RoMEO enables researchers and librarians to become familiar with the publisher's terms of open access archiving based on a diary journal.

SHERPA Juliet enables researchers and librarians to familiarize themselves with the terms of financing open access publications.

SHERPA / FACT is a tool that helps researchers see if the magazines in which they want to publish their results meet the financial institution's requirements for open access to research.

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