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An overview of agreements between Dutch university libraries and traditional academic publishers with an open access element starting in 2015. For each publisher the number of open access publications is added.

On a regular base Dutch scientists opt for publishers which business model is based on pure open access. Of the major publishers the publication numbers are also available.

Overview of journal titles

Surfmarket is involved in the negotiations with the publishers and helps to inform scientists on the practical implications. They made a total list of more than 8.000 journals in which corresponding authors of Dutch universities and academic hospitals can publish in open access for free or with a substantial discount. This list is updated two times a year.

Open access publications per publisher sorted by year

This data has been updated on 25 april 2017.

Open access publications per year sorted by publisher

This data has been updated on 25 april 2017. These figures are indicative: no rights can be derived from them.

All publishers listed

Publisher Deal duration Status licence Terms and conditions More info
American Chemical Society (ACS) 2017-2021
Finalised licence
  • Corresponding authors whose articles are accepted by ACS, will be granted automatically an ACS AuthorChoice Open Access License CC-BY-NC-ND. A corresponding author participate in the open-access program, for a journal article, if he/she provides to ACS, at submission, an institution name, and an email address extension, which should be associated with the institution.
  • If an author did not use an email extension  associated with their qualifying institution (for example gmail), or did not pick the proper institution from the drop down list, the article will not be published as open access.
  • The involved institution will be able to request the article to be published in open access until three months after acceptance. All exceptions will need to be approved by authors or open access contactpersons at the institution and communicated to Pim Slot (SURF) or Just de Leeuwe (UKB). They will contact the ACS-administrators.
  • The list of participating ACS-members contains all Dutch universities, including Academic Medical Centres, with the exception of Erasmus University and Tilburg University. Other partners of this agreement are FOM-institute AMOLF and Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)
  • The agreement covers all 57 ACS subscription titles, open access titles ACS Central Science and ACS Omega are excluded

More information on the nature of this agreement is published on ACS Author & Reviewer resource

ACS Flyer

See also the the VSNU website on this agreement

Brill 2017-2018
Finalised licence

Publications that are published as of 1 January 2017 in one of the 38 international Brill journals on Law by corresponding authors affiliated with one of the 10 Dutch participating universities, can be published in open access with no additional costs. Corresponding authors have to use either their institutional mailaddress or their ORCID!

Eligible Institutions are: University of Amsterdam, VU University Amsterdam, TU Delft, University of Groningen, Radboud University Nijmegen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tilburg University, Utrecht University, Wageningen University, Leiden University

With the University of Maastricht a different agreement has been reached regarding open access.

 

If the above conditions are met, the corresponding author can choose for open access during the acceptation process, or afterwards contact brillopen@brill.com with the request to make the publication open access.

 

Workflow for this agreement is work in progress

More info on Brills page

Cambridge University Press 2017-2019
Finalised licence

There is an agreement with Cambridge University Press to publish open access in 261 hybrid and 20 full open access journals. All titles are included in the title list. A number of journals (especially society journals) are excluded from the deal, but corresponding authors can always ask if their article can be accessed without further charges. The agreement applies to all universities, except the Eindhoven University of Technology and Wageningen University.

Entry date for acceptance of open access articles is June 1, 2017 and the duration of the agreement is 3 years from this date; Thus until June 1, 2020.

After an article has been accepted, the corresponding author may indicate under which affiliation he / she submitted the article; CUP will know that the author is entitled to APC remission; An 'Apply Discount' button appears that the author must click to confirm.

 

Link to the CUP website with information about the open access agreement.

Elsevier 2016-2018
Finalised licence
  • All accepted articles by corresponding authors of Dutch universities in the selected 276 journals by Elsevier are eligible for open access publication without extra cost. This is 20% of the licensed journal package.
  • In 2018 this percentage will be raised to 30%.

More info

screenshots of the workflow

Emerald Publishing group 2016-2018
Finalised licence
  • Emerald will issue 30 open access vouchers to authors at Dutch universities in 2017 and in 2018: 45 vouchers. 
  • These vouchers can be used for all periodicals issued by Emerald and can be requested via the open access contact person at the library of the respective institute before the acceptance of the article.
  • The contact person will then submit a request to Emeralds accountmanager Sonja Spretis
  • the Emerald open access workflow visually presented
  • Emerald shows the open access message in Publishing services.

Emerald open access partnership page

Karger 2016-2017
Finalised licence
  • Nine university libraries have an agreement with Karger.
  • Researchers affiliated with those institutions may publish at no additional cost in all Karger journals as corresponding author. Verification must be done by the participating institutions within three days after Kargers sends them a mail. Authors automatically give a CC-NC-ND 4.0.license.

See Kargers website and select Netherlands in the pulldown menu to see which universities are involved.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins LWW 2017-2019
Finalised licence

License and conditions

  • The agreement covers : Original and review articles, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, full case reports en series.

How does it work?

  • LWW will recognize the corresponding author as a researcher of a Dutch university, based on e-mail affiliation; authors should therefore use their institutional email address.
  • Once the article  is accepted for publication, the author is requested by LWW to request an APC waiver code via the university library contact. This code can be used in the LWW payment system, which allows you to publish open access free of charge.

Additional information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions by LWW  

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 2017
Finalised licence

License and conditions

  • Publishing in open access  by corresponding authors affiliated with the following institutions participating in this agreement is possible at a discount of 15% of the APC list price:  Radboud University Nijmegen, VU University Amsterdam, Maastricht University, University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen, University of Twente, Utrecht University and Wageningen University.
  • Corresponding authors who are affiliated with the Eindhoven University of Technology (38), Delft University of Technology (30) and Leiden University (21) and who qualify as eligible authors are allowed to publish a labeled amount of articles in open access free of charge. Please contact your university library for details.
  • The following journals are excluded from the agreement: Chemical Science (Gold OA Journal), Chemistry World and RSC Advances (Gold OA journal). There is however a reduced APC fee of € 870 (£750) for corresponding authors who want to publish in these journals.

How does it work?

  • RSC will recognize the corresponding author as a researcher of a Dutch university, based on e-mail affiliation; authors should therefore use their institutional email address.
  • You will be automatically informed about your options to publish open access with a discount or free of charge.
SAGE 2017-2019
Finalised licence

License and conditions

  • Corresponding authors from VSNU Netherlands universities will have their article made open access free of charge to the author.
  • 100 % discount on their open access article processing charge for 786 SAGE Choice journals
  • For publications in one of the 40 journals of learned societies partnered with the publisher, SAGE will ask the society for permission to grant 100% discount on open access publishing costs. 
  • Publication in SAGE’s Pure Gold open access journals is not included in the agreement. Instead, a 20% reduction on open access publishing costs is offered. A special code is required for this. See "How does it work?" below.
  • The agreement covers : Original Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications, Continuing Education, Case Reports, Letters to the editor and Invited Letters.
  • Editorials, announcements, sponsored supplements and book reviews are excluded from the deal.

How does it work?

  • Sage will recognize the corresponding author as a researcher of a Dutch university, based on e-mail affiliation; authors should therefore use their institutional email address.
  • Upon acceptance of the article for publication in a SAGE Choice journal, the corresponding author receives a SAGE email with the request to complete a form and return it immediately. The publisher will send you a personal message with a request to fill out a form and  send it by return mail.  The article is made Open Access without cost if SAGE receives the form in a timely manner. The form asks for a code, but you do not have to fill it out. Articles cannot be made Open  Access after publication.
  • To request the 20% discount for publication in SAGE's Pure Gold Access Journal, a special code is required. You can ask your library for this code. The code is requested at the time of payment of the APC. Depending on the journal, the author must: Answer the payment email with the code stating the VSNU agreement or if the system allows, enter the code into the payment system and automatically apply the code. After publication, the discount can no longer be claimed.

SAGE published information of the Dutch deal.

Springer 2017
Finalised licence

License and conditions

  • Articles by corresponding authors from Dutch universities and the KNAW will be published in open access, at no cost to the author.
  • The agreement applies to some 1,700 journals within the Springer OpenChoice programme, with the exception of titles from learned societies, BioMedCentral and SpringerOpen.
  • There is a maximum of 2,200 items. If this number is reached will terminate the agreement and items will no longer be eligible for open access.

How does it work?

  • At article acceptance you will be asked to confirm your affiliation by choosing it in the “Special Affiliation” drop-down menu and agree to the open access copyright and license terms.
  • The selected institute will verify your affiliation.

More information on Springers website.

Taylor & Francis 2016-2017
Finalised licence

License and conditions

  • The agreement is valid for original research papers about 2.300 Taylor & Francis and Routledge hybrid journals.
  • Corresponding authors connected to a Dutch university or University Medical Hospital will be able to publish open access free of charge in these journals.

How does it work?

  • After the publisher has accepted the paper, he will invite the corresponding author to publish in open access.
  • Select the Creative Commons license of your choice.

More information on Taylor & Francis' website.

Thieme 2016-2018
Finalised licence

License and conditions

  • The agreement is valid for 52 journals.
  • The agreement is valid for the universities of Leiden, Groningen, Amsterdam (UvA), Eindhoven and Maastricht.
  • Corresponding authors of these institutions receive a discunt of 25% on the APC. They do not pay  € 2,500, but  € 1,875 for open access publication of their article.

How does it work?

  • No information available yet.

More information on Thiemes site

 

Walter de Gruyter 2016-2018
Finalised licence
  • Effective 1st January 2016, corresponding authors from an institution affiliated with the Association of Dutch Universities may publish primary research and review articles in open access in any of De Gruyter’s hybrid journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price.
  • When submitting the article the author pays nothing. At the beginning of the next license year Walter de Gruyter provides participating institutions an overview of published articles in open access. Walter de Gruyter then calculates 10% of the setting. This invoice and is paid by the participating institutions.
  • Upon submitting the article the author should used the email domain of the institution. Walter de Gruyter first checks whether an author is eligible to publish the article in open access (ie, whether the institution has a subscription used in the magazine and that the corresponding author uses the email domain of the institution). The publisher then asked to confirm the affiliation by sending an mail to the institution's open access contact. 
  • Effective 24th of January 2017, all Dutch universities are members of the open access Institutional membership. Under the terms of the agreement the members are entitles to benefit from a 20% discount on open access fees for pure open access publications. The portfolio consists of over 500 open access peer-reviewed journals, books en bookchapters

See Walter de Gruyters website.

Wiley
Finalised licence
  • An agreement between Dutch universities and Wiley starts as of 4 March 2016 on open access publishing in 1400 hybrid journals. Corresponding authors of Dutch universities should indicate, when their article has been accepted, that the article must be published in open access. This goes without extra charges for the authors.
  • Once your article is accepted, register or log-in to Wiley Author Services. On your Author Dashboard in Author Services, click ‘Order OnlineOpen’. If your request is approved, you will receive a confirmation mail.

  • Wiley also publishes 60 full open access journals; those are not covered in this agreement. 

 

 

All publishers listed

Deal duration
2017-2021
Status licence
Finalised licence
Terms and conditions
  • Corresponding authors whose articles are accepted by ACS, will be granted automatically an ACS AuthorChoice Open Access License CC-BY-NC-ND. A corresponding author participate in the open-access program, for a journal article, if he/she provides to ACS, at submission, an institution name, and an email address extension, which should be associated with the institution.
  • If an author did not use an email extension  associated with their qualifying institution (for example gmail), or did not pick the proper institution from the drop down list, the article will not be published as open access.
  • The involved institution will be able to request the article to be published in open access until three months after acceptance. All exceptions will need to be approved by authors or open access contactpersons at the institution and communicated to Pim Slot (SURF) or Just de Leeuwe (UKB). They will contact the ACS-administrators.
  • The list of participating ACS-members contains all Dutch universities, including Academic Medical Centres, with the exception of Erasmus University and Tilburg University. Other partners of this agreement are FOM-institute AMOLF and Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)
  • The agreement covers all 57 ACS subscription titles, open access titles ACS Central Science and ACS Omega are excluded
More info

More information on the nature of this agreement is published on ACS Author & Reviewer resource

ACS Flyer

See also the the VSNU website on this agreement

Publisher Brill
Deal duration
2017-2018
Status licence
Finalised licence
Terms and conditions

Publications that are published as of 1 January 2017 in one of the 38 international Brill journals on Law by corresponding authors affiliated with one of the 10 Dutch participating universities, can be published in open access with no additional costs. Corresponding authors have to use either their institutional mailaddress or their ORCID!

Eligible Institutions are: University of Amsterdam, VU University Amsterdam, TU Delft, University of Groningen, Radboud University Nijmegen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tilburg University, Utrecht University, Wageningen University, Leiden University

With the University of Maastricht a different agreement has been reached regarding open access.

 

If the above conditions are met, the corresponding author can choose for open access during the acceptation process, or afterwards contact brillopen@brill.com with the request to make the publication open access.

 

Workflow for this agreement is work in progress

Deal duration
2017-2019
Status licence
Finalised licence
Terms and conditions

There is an agreement with Cambridge University Press to publish open access in 261 hybrid and 20 full open access journals. All titles are included in the title list. A number of journals (especially society journals) are excluded from the deal, but corresponding authors can always ask if their article can be accessed without further charges. The agreement applies to all universities, except the Eindhoven University of Technology and Wageningen University.

Entry date for acceptance of open access articles is June 1, 2017 and the duration of the agreement is 3 years from this date; Thus until June 1, 2020.

After an article has been accepted, the corresponding author may indicate under which affiliation he / she submitted the article; CUP will know that the author is entitled to APC remission; An 'Apply Discount' button appears that the author must click to confirm.

More info

 

Link to the CUP website with information about the open access agreement.

Publisher Elsevier
Deal duration
2016-2018
Status licence
Finalised licence
Terms and conditions
  • All accepted articles by corresponding authors of Dutch universities in the selected 276 journals by Elsevier are eligible for open access publication without extra cost. This is 20% of the licensed journal package.
  • In 2018 this percentage will be raised to 30%.
More info

More info

screenshots of the workflow

Deal duration
2016-2018
Status licence
Finalised licence
Terms and conditions
  • Emerald will issue 30 open access vouchers to authors at Dutch universities in 2017 and in 2018: 45 vouchers. 
  • These vouchers can be used for all periodicals issued by Emerald and can be requested via the open access contact person at the library of the respective institute before the acceptance of the article.
  • The contact person will then submit a request to Emeralds accountmanager Sonja Spretis
  • the Emerald open access workflow visually presented
  • Emerald shows the open access message in Publishing services.
More info
Publisher Karger
Deal duration
2016-2017
Status licence
Finalised licence
Terms and conditions
  • Nine university libraries have an agreement with Karger.
  • Researchers affiliated with those institutions may publish at no additional cost in all Karger journals as corresponding author. Verification must be done by the participating institutions within three days after Kargers sends them a mail. Authors automatically give a CC-NC-ND 4.0.license.
More info

See Kargers website and select Netherlands in the pulldown menu to see which universities are involved.

Deal duration
2017-2019
Status licence
Finalised licence
Terms and conditions

License and conditions

  • The agreement covers : Original and review articles, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, full case reports en series.

How does it work?

  • LWW will recognize the corresponding author as a researcher of a Dutch university, based on e-mail affiliation; authors should therefore use their institutional email address.
  • Once the article  is accepted for publication, the author is requested by LWW to request an APC waiver code via the university library contact. This code can be used in the LWW payment system, which allows you to publish open access free of charge.
More info

Additional information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions by LWW  

Deal duration
2017
Status licence
Finalised licence
Terms and conditions

License and conditions

  • Publishing in open access  by corresponding authors affiliated with the following institutions participating in this agreement is possible at a discount of 15% of the APC list price:  Radboud University Nijmegen, VU University Amsterdam, Maastricht University, University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen, University of Twente, Utrecht University and Wageningen University.
  • Corresponding authors who are affiliated with the Eindhoven University of Technology (38), Delft University of Technology (30) and Leiden University (21) and who qualify as eligible authors are allowed to publish a labeled amount of articles in open access free of charge. Please contact your university library for details.
  • The following journals are excluded from the agreement: Chemical Science (Gold OA Journal), Chemistry World and RSC Advances (Gold OA journal). There is however a reduced APC fee of € 870 (£750) for corresponding authors who want to publish in these journals.

How does it work?

  • RSC will recognize the corresponding author as a researcher of a Dutch university, based on e-mail affiliation; authors should therefore use their institutional email address.
  • You will be automatically informed about your options to publish open access with a discount or free of charge.
Publisher SAGE
Deal duration
2017-2019
Status licence
Finalised licence
Terms and conditions

License and conditions

  • Corresponding authors from VSNU Netherlands universities will have their article made open access free of charge to the author.
  • 100 % discount on their open access article processing charge for 786 SAGE Choice journals
  • For publications in one of the 40 journals of learned societies partnered with the publisher, SAGE will ask the society for permission to grant 100% discount on open access publishing costs. 
  • Publication in SAGE’s Pure Gold open access journals is not included in the agreement. Instead, a 20% reduction on open access publishing costs is offered. A special code is required for this. See "How does it work?" below.
  • The agreement covers : Original Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications, Continuing Education, Case Reports, Letters to the editor and Invited Letters.
  • Editorials, announcements, sponsored supplements and book reviews are excluded from the deal.

How does it work?

  • Sage will recognize the corresponding author as a researcher of a Dutch university, based on e-mail affiliation; authors should therefore use their institutional email address.
  • Upon acceptance of the article for publication in a SAGE Choice journal, the corresponding author receives a SAGE email with the request to complete a form and return it immediately. The publisher will send you a personal message with a request to fill out a form and  send it by return mail.  The article is made Open Access without cost if SAGE receives the form in a timely manner. The form asks for a code, but you do not have to fill it out. Articles cannot be made Open  Access after publication.
  • To request the 20% discount for publication in SAGE's Pure Gold Access Journal, a special code is required. You can ask your library for this code. The code is requested at the time of payment of the APC. Depending on the journal, the author must: Answer the payment email with the code stating the VSNU agreement or if the system allows, enter the code into the payment system and automatically apply the code. After publication, the discount can no longer be claimed.
More info

SAGE published information of the Dutch deal.

Publisher Springer
Deal duration
2017
Status licence
Finalised licence
Terms and conditions

License and conditions

  • Articles by corresponding authors from Dutch universities and the KNAW will be published in open access, at no cost to the author.
  • The agreement applies to some 1,700 journals within the Springer OpenChoice programme, with the exception of titles from learned societies, BioMedCentral and SpringerOpen.
  • There is a maximum of 2,200 items. If this number is reached will terminate the agreement and items will no longer be eligible for open access.

How does it work?

  • At article acceptance you will be asked to confirm your affiliation by choosing it in the “Special Affiliation” drop-down menu and agree to the open access copyright and license terms.
  • The selected institute will verify your affiliation.
More info

More information on Springers website.

Deal duration
2016-2017
Status licence
Finalised licence
Terms and conditions

License and conditions

  • The agreement is valid for original research papers about 2.300 Taylor & Francis and Routledge hybrid journals.
  • Corresponding authors connected to a Dutch university or University Medical Hospital will be able to publish open access free of charge in these journals.

How does it work?

  • After the publisher has accepted the paper, he will invite the corresponding author to publish in open access.
  • Select the Creative Commons license of your choice.
More info

More information on Taylor & Francis' website.

Publisher Thieme
Deal duration
2016-2018
Status licence
Finalised licence
Terms and conditions

License and conditions

  • The agreement is valid for 52 journals.
  • The agreement is valid for the universities of Leiden, Groningen, Amsterdam (UvA), Eindhoven and Maastricht.
  • Corresponding authors of these institutions receive a discunt of 25% on the APC. They do not pay  € 2,500, but  € 1,875 for open access publication of their article.

How does it work?

  • No information available yet.
More info

More information on Thiemes site

 

Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Deal duration
2016-2018
Status licence
Finalised licence
Terms and conditions
  • Effective 1st January 2016, corresponding authors from an institution affiliated with the Association of Dutch Universities may publish primary research and review articles in open access in any of De Gruyter’s hybrid journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price.
  • When submitting the article the author pays nothing. At the beginning of the next license year Walter de Gruyter provides participating institutions an overview of published articles in open access. Walter de Gruyter then calculates 10% of the setting. This invoice and is paid by the participating institutions.
  • Upon submitting the article the author should used the email domain of the institution. Walter de Gruyter first checks whether an author is eligible to publish the article in open access (ie, whether the institution has a subscription used in the magazine and that the corresponding author uses the email domain of the institution). The publisher then asked to confirm the affiliation by sending an mail to the institution's open access contact. 
  • Effective 24th of January 2017, all Dutch universities are members of the open access Institutional membership. Under the terms of the agreement the members are entitles to benefit from a 20% discount on open access fees for pure open access publications. The portfolio consists of over 500 open access peer-reviewed journals, books en bookchapters
Publisher Wiley
Deal duration
Status licence
Finalised licence
Terms and conditions
  • An agreement between Dutch universities and Wiley starts as of 4 March 2016 on open access publishing in 1400 hybrid journals. Corresponding authors of Dutch universities should indicate, when their article has been accepted, that the article must be published in open access. This goes without extra charges for the authors.
  • Once your article is accepted, register or log-in to Wiley Author Services. On your Author Dashboard in Author Services, click ‘Order OnlineOpen’. If your request is approved, you will receive a confirmation mail.

  • Wiley also publishes 60 full open access journals; those are not covered in this agreement. 

More info

 

 

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