To ensure that the MYO-MRI COST Action is acknowledged and to help increase its profile the following publication policy has been approved for use by all partners.


All partners are reminded that publications associated with MYO-MRI shall abide by the rules as described in Chapter 8 of the COST Vademecum (link). In addition, it is recommended that the appropriate Work Package leader verifies that any manuscript and abstract associated with MYO-MRI complies with the rules for publication as stated in the Grant Agreement before submission for peer review. The COST SO, as well as the Grant Holder should also be informed of any pending submissions so they may monitor and record this output from the project.

Option 1: MYO-MRI funded publication

If a journal policy complies, and if the authors agree (first and last named on the paper) it is required that the publication should include a page or section featuring the following text:

“COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology is an intergovernmental framework aimed

at facilitating the collaboration and networking of scientists and researchers at European level. It was

established in 1971 by 19 member countries and currently includes 35 member countries across

Europe, and Israel as a cooperating state.


COST funds pan-European, bottom-up networks of scientists and researchers across all science and

technology fields. These networks, called ‘COST Actions’, promote international coordination of

nationally-funded research.


By fostering the networking of researchers at an international level, COST enables break-through

scientific developments leading to new concepts and products, thereby contributing to strengthening

Europe’s research and innovation capacities.


COST’s mission focuses in particular on:

Building capacity by connecting high quality scientific communities throughout Europe and


Providing networking opportunities for early career investigators;

Increasing the impact of research on policy makers, regulatory bodies and national decision

makers as well as the private sector.


Through its inclusiveness, COST supports the integration of research communities, leverages

national research investments and addresses issues of global relevance.

Every year thousands of European scientists benefit from being involved in COST Actions, allowing

the pooling of national research funding to achieve common goals.


As a precursor of advanced multidisciplinary research, COST anticipates and complements the

activities of EU Framework Programmes, constituting a “bridge” towards the scientific communities of

emerging countries. In particular, COST Actions are also open to participation by non-European

scientists coming from neighbour countries (for example Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan,

Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, the Palestinian

Authority, Russia, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine) and from a number of international partner countries.


COST’s budget for networking activities has traditionally been provided by successive EU RTD

Framework Programmes. COST is currently executed by the European Science Foundation (ESF)

through the COST Office on a mandate by the European Commission, and the framework is governed

by a Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) representing all its 35 member countries.


More information about COST is available at



Option 2: MYO-MRI related publication – no funding from MYO-MRI


COST support should be mentioned in the introduction (or in an equally prominent position in the case

of non-traditional publications) as follows:


‘This publication is supported by COST’