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.


500.000 open access publicaties in NARCIS
OA deal Walter de Gruyter expanded
OA akkoord met Walter de Gruyter uitgebreid
RT : De volgende organisaties committeren zich aan :
National Plan Open Science presented -


500,000 open access scholarly publications in NARCIS

A milestone for NARCIS, the scholarly portal of the Netherlands. Thanks to many researchers and repository managers there are 500,000...

OA deal Walter de Gruyter expanded

Corresponding authors of Dutch universities receive from February onwards also 20% discount when they publish in the 'De Gruyter Open...

Publisher deals and results

Current situation

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


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.
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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