Open access

Results of publicly financed research should be online and freely available. That is the aim of the open access movement. This website gives information on recent developments and practical advice.


Start European Open Science Cloud project
Subscription rates Dutch universities public
Abonnementskosten Nederlandse universiteiten openbaar
RT : Robert van der Vooren on the Dutch approach to 100% gold
er wordt buiten de deals nog op vele andere plekken gepubliceerd (denk aan Gold tijdschriften zoals PLOSone, etc.). 2/2


Major advance in open access with Sage

VSNU and Sage are moving significantly towards open access. In the next three years, 97% of all publications by Dutch...

Start European Open Science Cloud project

In January 2017 the Horizon 2020 European Open Science Cloud project starts with a pilot. With EOSC it is easier...

Publisher deals and results

Current situation

14 October
Overview of publisher deals launched
27 May
Open access in deal with American Chemical Society
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

‘The transition to full Open Access is both essential and unstoppable for modern research policy.’

Prof. dr.
Professor of Evidence-Based Surgery at Radboud university medical center
Faculty of Medical Sciences/Radboud university medical center

‘Publishing in open access leads to more citations and a higher impact factor.’

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

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