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The Elsevier 2019 open publishing programme completed

The Elsevier 2019 open publishing programme has been completed – a pool of 500 articles has been used. Authors who have volunteered to change their 2019 open access publications and fit into the available pool will receive individual messages in the coming days with links to a form where you can change the way you publish.


Information from WBN – 8th January 2020.

New WBN announcement on the Open Publication in Elsevier of 28 November 2019.

In the Elsevier Open Publication Program Newsletter


the “Authors journey” presentations of the form for authors in Programme A and B were updated.

At the request of the NSA, Elsevier has partially modified the information that is displayed on the form on pages 5 and 6 with the option ‘Gold Open Access’. Currently, this information contains a link “the rules of the Open Access pilot program in Poland” to our guide about the program.

We have also prepared brief information for authors filling in the form:


Furthermore, the NSA informs that, due to the still low utilisation of the programme (160 articles until November 28 2019), it was agreed with Elsevier to include in the programme approximately 200 articles that were sent to the publisher after May 31, 2019, and published in the subscription model before the start of the programme on September 2. On November 28, 2019, authors of these articles should receive an email from ICM with a proposal for model change and a unique link prepared by Elsevier that allows them to re-fill in the form and select the publication open under Program A.

2nd Seminar about HR Excellence in Research award for Polish institutions

On January 18, 2019, at the University of Warsaw Library(BUW), the second edition of the Seminar for institutions applying and implementing the principles related to the distinction EC – HR Excellence in Research was held. The National Contact Point organised the meeting. About 60 participants representing universities, institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences and research institutes participated in it, max. one person was representing the unit. The meeting program was based on new issues related to the implementation of the Charter and Code principles, changes in conducting the process of obtaining the award and basic information related to HRS4R. The speech of dr Andrzej Kurkiewicz, deputy director in the Department of Innovation and Development at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education – “Law 2.0 and the HRS4R Strategy”.
Dr Katarzyna Świerk, Head of the Science Bureau, Plenipotentiary of UG on Open Access to publications and results of scientific research at UG, presented issues related to communication in the HR Excellence in Research process and topics related to Open Access. Dr Anna Stachowiak-Szrejbrowska, Chairwoman of the HR Working Group at the Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences, presented the methods of effective implementation of the HRS4R Strategy.
HRS4R coordinator at IUNG-PIB and the EC accessor – dr Monika Kowalik, ran one of five discussion panels entitled “How to effectively promote HR distinction in the internal and the external environment?”. Other groups included the following issues:
• How to prepare and implement an Action Plan?
• How to conduct an internal assessment of the implementation of the Charter and the Code?
• How to enforce the rules of the Charter and the Code systematically?
• How to motivate employees and doctoral candidates of the institution to develop a career?
Summary of the meeting was made by Ms Anna Wiśniewska – a representative of the NCP (KPK).