VSNU and Springer have an agreement on a new deal on open access publishing by corresponding authors of Dutch universities.
They are allowed to publish 2,080 articles in Springer journals with no extra costs per year for the duration of the deal (2018-2021). This amount is the result of the experiences during the former deal. Dutch authors can publish open access in even more journals. 155 new titles are included in the new deal.
More journals are accessible within the Springer deal. Staff and students of Dutch universities can read the full text of 250 more journals.
VSNU and Springer have also agreed on a strategic partnership on open science. The goal is to strengthen and stimulate open science together.
The big deal is agreed for four years and will end 31 December 2021.
More news on the VSNU website.
Dutch National website providing information for academics about the advantages of open access to publicly financed research