Formas is the Swedish government research council for sustainable development. Formas funds research on the environment, agricultural sciences and spatial planning, conducted by Sweden-based researchers, mostly for those at academic research institutions and universities.
Open Access Policy: Formas is part of the consortium cOAlition S and all scientific publications resulting from projects funded by Formas must be published with immediate open access and a CC BY license. To comply, grantees may publish:
- In an open-access journal or on an open-access platform
- In a subscription journal with simultaneous publication in open-access archives or repositories (parallel publishing)
- In a journal that is part of a transformative agreement
Applicants may include open access publishing costs in their research budget. Note: for journals with transformative agreements, the cost of publication is prepaid by higher education institutions and other organisations.