Open access

Publishing in open access? Look into the OA-deals with academic publishers. Some publishers are only publishing in OA. Or do you mean to publish in the repository of your university? For help and more information you can contact your University Library.


NWO’s Incentive Fund for Open Access to end on 1 January 2018
NWO beëindigt per 1 januari 2018 OA Stimuleringsfondsen
RT : Making an address for Open Science in Brussels with other Science funders and EU
RT : Dutch universities have to disclose their Open Access contracts.
RT : Er is uitspraak in de zaak tussen uni's en uitgevers!


NWO’s Incentive Fund for Open Access to end on 1 January 2018

On 1 January 2018, NWO will terminate its Incentive Fund for Open Access Publications and Conferences. The main reason for...

100% open access agreement with Cambridge University Press

The universities in the Netherlands and Cambridge University Press (CUP) have concluded a three-year agreement guaranteeing 100% open access to...

Publisher deals and results

Current situation

22 May
100% open access agreement with Cambridge University Press
16 May
Start Dutch campaign 'Open up to open access'
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)

'Open Access is not a dogma for me, but a way to spread scientific information - publications, data and software - more effectively than by using the payment model. Sometimes there are good reasons to protect certain information. For research data applies the principle: Open if possible, protected if necessary.'


Prof. Dr.
Chairman of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
NWO The Hague

"Open access allows scientific publications of Dutch universities to be globally accessible. Freely sharing research results advances science and contributes to the dissemination and visibility of Dutch research."


Prof. dr.
Until 2017 Chair University Board
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

‘Scientific and scholarly research that is funded with public money is visible worldwide through open access.’

Dutch National website providing information for academics about the advantages of open access to publicly financed research

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