On 31 May 2019 the updated implementation guidance of Plan S was published. Plan S requires that all publications resulting from research that is funded by research funders participating in cOAlition S will be published Open Access. In the Netherlands the Dutch Research Council (NWO), including ZonMW, has joined cOAlition S and will implement Plan S from 2021 onwards.
The pilot ‘You share, we take care’ has started, that will make use of Dutch legislation. Together with researchers the Dutch universities will make academic publications worldwide available, six months after the first online publication.
At Oxford University Press (OUP), corresponding authors of most Dutch universities and university hospitals can make their articles available for free to everyone for the next two years at no extra cost.
On September 4ht, an international group of research councils called ‘cOAlition S’ and including the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, announced a plan for accelerating the transition to open access. The essence of the plan is that from 1 January 2020 onwards, all publications that emerge from research funded by these research councils must be published in open access journals or open access platforms.
More than 630,000 scientific open access publications are now accessible through the scholarly portal NARCIS, including more than 250,000 journal articles, 136,000 reports and more than 58,000 theses. The publications can be found in 33 repositories of Dutch universities, Dutch Academy KNAW, funding organisation NWO
and other scientific institutes, such as the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE), the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), TNO, Nivel - The Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, and 25 Universities of Applied Sciences (affiliated with the HBO Kennisbank).
VSNU has reached an agreement with publisher Wolters Kluwer. Within the license open access publishing is also made possible.
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).
Utrecht University has sent its new Open Science Programme 2018-2020 to the rector and university board for approval. Comments on the draft version 0.7, accessible via the website of the UU, are welcome.
At University Tilburg, the Open Science plan has now been approved by the rector and university board, and the University Council. The TiU Open Science plan, Action Plan for Open Science for Tilburg University Strategy 2018-2021, has been registered in Zenodo.
The steering group of the National Platform Open Science appointed former Delft University of Technology Rector Karel Luyben as the National Coordinator for Open Science. In this newly created role, Luyben will work to achieve the Netherlands' open science ambitions and to strengthen the country's pioneering role in this field.
The national open access Journal browser gives an overview of the journals that offer open access publishing and which (discount) arrangements are in effect.
The Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU) has taken the initiative for a publicity campaign on open access. The campaign focuses on Dutch researchers. By 2020, all publications of Dutch researchers must be available in open access. A number of PhD candidates and renowned scientists from Dutch universities participated in the campaign. They are shown on the posters and banners that can be downloaded from openaccess.nl under the "References" - "Promotional Materials" tab.
In the Dutch Coalition Agreement "open science" and "open access" are normative for scientific research in the Netherlands. The title of the agreement is "Vertrouwen in de toekomst" which means "Confidence in the future".
The campaign aims to inform researchers about the possibilities on publishing in open access. The Dutch uinversities have made arrangements with publishers to make it easier for their researchers. Open access gives new opportunities to science because it makes the results of reserach visible worldwide for everyone.
Since March 2017 the scholarly portal NARCIS gives access to over 500,000 scholarly open access publications from the repositories of all the Dutch universities, KNAW, NWO and a number of research institutes.
The Association of universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) reached an agreement with the American Chemical Society (ACS) about open access publishing. Starting 2017 all new articles submitted b y an author connected to a Dutch university with ACS will be published open access without extra charges.
The Dutch universities and Publisher John Wiley and Sons Inc. have reached an agreement which gives researchers of the universities the possibility to enjoy unlimited open access publication in approximately 1,400 journals of this publisher, without paying publishing charges levied at the article level.
NWO will only grant OA publishing fees if publications will be made open access immediately from the moment of publication onwards in a fully open access journal. OA publication of articles in hybrid journals will be no longer paid for.
Linguistics offers free access to academic publications and manages its own journals.
The national website on open access has been completely revamped. It now has a new, up-to-date look and is more interactive.
In the wake of the Dutch House of Representatives, the Senate has also adopted the amendment proposed by MP Taverne (in Dutch). The Dutch Copyright Act now provides the legal basis by which academic authors can make their research results available worldwide in open access.
NARCIS, the main national platform for academic information in open access publications, has reached a new milestone. There are now 400,000 open access publications accessible, including 66,000 doctoral theses and 165,000 articles.
In line with the new DANS policy, the first fully open access dataset has been made available in EASY by Dr Victor de Boer (VU) and Dr Jurjen Leinenga (Huygens Institute for Dutch History). This policy now makes it easier for researchers to share their research data.
In December 2014 the Dutch universities reached an agreement with the publisher Springer on open access publishing for Dutch (corresponding) authors in 2015 and 2016. Under the agreement, all articles published by corresponding authors affiliated with a Dutch VSNU or NFU member institution will be published in open access free of charge for the author.
On 12 February 2014, the UKB has promised her support to the SCOAP3 project. With the SCOAP3-initiative, CERN is converting a number of key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics available in open access.
Universities in the Netherlands are taking part in the worldwide Knowledge Unlatched Pilot, in which books in the humanities and social sciences are made available online through free worldwide open access immediately after publication.
The pilot is supported by some 300 libraries from 24 countries and 13 academic publishers, including Brill, Cambridge University Press and De Gruyter. The books are published on the OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) platform.
The article "Reeb-Thurston stability for symplectic foliations" of two Dutch mathematicians has become available as first in open access in accordance with the understandings made with publisher Springer. One of the two authors is Ion Marcut of the department of Mathematical Physics. After verification by the universities, publications on Springer's website become rapidly available for everybody in the world. More information about the Springer Agreement 2015-2016.
OAPEN is pleased to announce the launch of the Directory of Open Access Books (www.doabooks.org), a discovery service for peer reviewed books published under an open access license. DOAB provides a searchable index to the information about these books, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository.
OAPEN offers publishers, research institutes and libraries effective new ways of disseminating scholarly work.
The first books subsidised by the OAPEN-NL project are now available online in the OAPEN Library. These first books are by the publisher Brill, and cover subjects ranging from medieval markets to Bedouin language. In total fifteen books received funding in the first round of OAPEN-NL.
1 September 2015: the website openaccess.nl is renewed, with new looks and fresh content.
Dutch National website providing information for academics about the advantages of open access to publicly financed research