Open Access Monitoring

In the period 2016-2017 VSNU – together with a number of experts working at universities – formulated definitions concerning the monitoring of open access publications. With the aid of these definitions, the universities conducted an official study of open access performance in 2016, the results of which were presented to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science at the end of 2017. This study found that 42% of articles in the Netherlands in 2016 were open access publications.

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Dutch National website providing information for academics about the advantages of open access to publicly financed research

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