The ASSEMBLE Plus Open Repository | Assemble+

The ASSEMBLE Plus Open Repository

What is this?

ASSEMBLE Plus would like to collect all articles, proceedings, and publications related to ASSEMBLE Plus, to provide a resource which others can search. Our "ASSEMBLE Plus collection" is a catalogue held in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS, a metadata catalogue for publications, datasets, and more), from where these publications can be browsed and downloaded.

It is required that all refereed ASSEMBLE Plus publications (i.e. those based on work funded by ASSEMBLE Plus) are Open Access publications (see below for more detail). Many journals do allow for immediate open access, and if you publish in these then we only require the citation and DOI to store your article in our collection. However, there are other journals that provide a limited form of open access: allowing the PDF of a published article to be placed in, and downloaded from, an "Open Repository". To accommodate such journals, we have created the ASSEMBLE Plus Open Repository (A+OR). Articles placed here are then also part of the ASSEMBLE Plus collection.


Who will use this? 

Those who will deposit their contributions in the ASSEMBLE Plus collection will include the researchers of the JRAs and our Transnational Access users. 

The intended end-users are marine scientists in general. The publications in this repository can be browsed from our publications catalogue


How do I contribute?

If you have just published an article from work that was fully or partly funded by ASSEMBLE Plus, then we ask you to send an email to  so we can add that publication to our collection and, where necessary, to the A+OR. Please include,

  • the reference of your publication and its DOI,
  • a PDF of the publication if the journal allows access only via the repository,
  • and state under what part of ASSEMBLE Plus your funding fell (e.g. "Transnational Access", "JRA1",...). 


All publications resulting from ASSEMBLE Plus funding must be Open Access

ASSEMBLE Plus is funded by Horizon2020 and participates in its Open Research Data Pilot. This places certain requirements on the management of publications resulting from ASSEMBLE Plus funding. According to the H2020 guidelines, it is required that any refereed publication that results from the research carried out using funding from ASSEMBLE Plus is Open Access, i.e. free to download and read. The best way to do this is to publish in an Open Access Journal (aka Gold access). An alternative approach is where the journal allows a PDF of the accepted article to be archived in an Open Repository, where it can be accessed by anyone (Green access). It is for this second approach that we created the ASSEMBLE Plus Open Repository. 

For more information on Open Access publishing, see e.g. this Wikipedia explanation or the Horizon2020 document for more detail. A list of Green and Gold journals can be found at the bottom of this page on the SHERPA/RoMEO site, and via links on this page of the UCD library. You can also ask your chosen journal what its policy on open access is: if they do not allow open access or the PDF to be placed in the ASSEMBLE Plus Open Repository, then you need to inform us ( ). 



All publications produced with ASSEMBLE Plus funding should include the following acknowledgement: “The research leading to these results received funding, or partial funding, from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730984, ASSEMBLE Plus project”.


      Much Appreciated!


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