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Higher VAT also hinders access to science

The proposed increase in the VAT rate from 9% to 21% on books will have a major impact on the...

What do we want (or not want) from publishers? Looking beyond the current Dutch contract with Elsevier

On April 18, 2024 Universities of the Netherlands (UNL), NFU and NWO organised a one-day conference entitled “What do we...

UKB guide Predatory and Questionable Publishing Practices

The benefits of scholarly communication in authoritative, high-quality journals, books, and other venues are well known. Yet there is growing...

Project Diamond Open Access in the Netherlands

Diamond Open Access (DOA) is a scholarly communication model that ensures immediate access to scholarly works without embargoes while preserving...

Pilot Open Access monitoring launched

After a thorough preparation the UKB project group for national open access monitoring has now started the actual pilot in...

DIAMAS landscape study published

On February 1 st the European project DIAMAS on institutional/diamond scholarly publishing published their full landscape study . It contains...

cOAlition S calls for feedback on a proposal "Towards Responsible Publishing"

cOAlition S – a group of international research funders that launched the Plan S initiative 5 years ago – published...

Maximum number of Springer open access articles 2023 reached

On Thursday 9 November, the maximum number of articles that can be published open access at Springer in 2023 was...

Open Science NL with a new website

The website www.openscience.nl has an updated look and has been transformed to reflect the recent launch of the new Open...

30 new projects launched in Open Science Fund; new round of applications is open

In the first package of the second round of the Open Science Fund, 30 projects will receive a financial boost...

Launching the new research portal for The Netherlands with OpenAIRE

As of July 3 the Dutch research portal NARCIS will be replaced by The Netherlands Research Portal on OpenAIRE CONNECT...

Open Science NL launched to drive open science transition in the Netherlands

The Regieorgaan Open Science , or Open Science NL for short, has been officially launched. The governing body was set...

Dutch research portal NARCIS moves to OpenAIRE

The portal NARCIS will migrate to the OpenAIRE platform Mid 2023. UKB, SURF and OpenAIRE, three prominent organisations in the...

Practical Guide on Open Science is available!

Practical Guide on Open Science for Early-Career Researchers is published by the Dutch consortium of University Libraries and the National...

Introducing Rights Retention Strategy FAQ

Starting from 2021, cOAlitionS funders such as NWO and European Commission (Horizon Europe) require immediate Open Access with a CC...

SAVE THE DATE - 31 August 2023 - National Open Science Festival

Get ready for the third edition of the Netherlands National Open Science Festival ! After last year’s successful event with...

S2O deals with Annual Reviews and Amsterdam University Press

Dutch universities have signed a so-called S2O deal with two publishers: Annual Reviews and Amsterdam University Press (AUP). S2O means...

NARCIS.nl will go offline from July 3rd, 2023

DANS will decommission the NARCIS Portal. This means that from January, all content related to projects, persons and organisations on...

The maximum number of open access articles that can be published free of charge at Emerald in 2022 was reached on 25 November

Corresponding authors affiliated with a Dutch university participating in the Read & Publish agreement with publisher Emerald will no longer...

90% of publications based on NWO and ZonMw research funding open access

More and more publications are becoming available in open access. This is a deliberate policy of NWO and ZonMw. By...

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