Internal Policy on open access publication of scientific content, including articles submitted to peer review journals
As a publically funded agency of the EU, ECDC has an obligation to ensure that published work generated by the Centre is disseminated and is easily accessible to all EU citizens. The Centre should also adhere to principles of transparency and equitability of access to its work and ensure that its outputs are available to all in a timely fashion.
One mechanism to disseminate ECDC work is through peer review publication in scientific journals. Publication in peer review journals can ensure that relevant stakeholders are made aware of the technical outputs from the Centre, and enhances the scientific reputation of the Centre.