Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia, MTA)

The researchers and employees of the MTA - including researchers of the subsidized research units and Momentum research groups - should make their scientific publications open access. Open access could be achieved by i.) self-archiving in institutional or discipline-based repositories, ii.) publishing them in open access journals or in hybrid journals offering paid open access. The mandate is obligatory for all scientific publications submitted for publication after January 1st, 2013. Open access for scientific publications submitted before 2013, or published already, is recommended (through repositories).

Help and Support

Gold open access

MTA funded authors can publish their article open access in an Elsevier open access journal or in a journal which supports open access publishing (hybrid).

To choose the gold open access option a publication fee is payable by the author. Authors will need to pay this using their grant money when publishing in a journal which supports open access publishing (hybrid); authors can apply to MTA for additional open access funds when publishing in an Elsevier open access journal. Elsevier's fees range from 500 – 5000 US Dollars per publication. Visit the individual journal homepages for specific open access pricing information.

Authors funded by MTA are not obliged to use a specific license.Elsevier authors have a choice of user licenses when publishing open access. The selection of user licenses available to authors is journal specific and details can be found in the journal's guide for authors.

URLs of the open access versions of the publications should be entered to the Hungarian National Scientific Bibliography (MTMT) database.

Green open access

For MTA funded authors who wish to self-archive their manuscript to comply with the MTA Open Access Guidelines, the following steps apply:

  • Authors need to keep a copy of their manuscript, which may include any author-incorporated changes suggested through the peer review process (also called an a ccepted author manuscript AAM ).
  • Upon publication online, authors are able to immediately post their accepted author manuscript. The default repository is the REAL of the Library of the MTA.
  • However, for public access, authors must wait until after the embargo period for their specific journals has expired. Posted accepted author manuscripts must include a link back to the original and final published articles.
  • Authors should add a DOI link back to the final version of the article hosted on ScienceDirect.
  • Authors should ensure a CC-BY-NC-ND license appears on the manuscript.
  • To choose this option there are no fees for either the author or institution.

Please Note: Posting directly to the other sites outside the MTA repository continues to be prohibited, as does any further republishing or redistribution of Elsevier copyright-protected content and society copyright-protected content published by Elsevier. See our sharing policy for further details.