The Wiley publishing firm and the Dutch universities have reached an agreement on investing in open access. As part of this agreement the subscription contract will be renewed until the end of 2015 and an open access programme will be launched by Wiley. Dutch universities and Wiley will work together in this programme to simplify the way in which academic articles are publicly offered. Within a few weeks universities and Wiley will discuss the content of the programme. The lessons drawn from this programme will serve as the basis for further negotiations on open access in 2016. Koen Becking, president of Tilburg University and chief negotiator on behalf of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU): ‘We’re confident that we will be able to take further steps toward open access together with Wiley’.
Dutch National website providing information for academics about the advantages of open access to publicly financed research