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An Academic Spring. Rector Dymph van den Boom about Open Science

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) celebrated its 384th Dies Natalis (anniversary) on Friday, 8 January. In her opening speech, Professor...

New open access policy TU Delft

TU Delft makes open access publishing mandatory in Repository from May 2016 “The world is facing challenges that cannot be...

Dutch lead European push to flip journals to open access

Dutch lead European push to flip journals to open access Academic consortia urge faster changes in scholarly publishing The Netherlands...

In 2015 more than 1900 articles open access by Springer deal

Based on the agreement between the Dutch universities and Springer, 1927 articles by Dutch scientists were published in open access...

Dutch Universities and Elsevier reach agreement in principle on Open Access and subscription

The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and scientific information provider Elsevier have reached an agreement in principle that...

NWO chairman Engelen wants a revolution in scientific publications

It will not take twenty years before all science journals are freely accessible for everyone, predicts Jos Engelen, chairman of...

NWO tightens its granting open access conditions with effect from 1 December 2015

NWO will tighten its granting conditions in the area of Open Access with effect from 1 December. In concrete terms...

100th granted funding request from the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

The FP7 Gold Open Access pilot , launched May 2015, has reached its first milestone : 100 requests for peer-reviewed...

Looking back on open access week 2015 (19 – 23 October)

Open access is very much alive among Dutch scholars!

Website auteursrechten.nl launched for higher education.

The new launched website about Copyrights in Higher Education provides information about copyrights for and by higher education. Since this...

‘Who takes the plunge?’: keen discussion of stakeholders

During the meeting organized by Radboud Reflects on October 19 th a keen discussion was held by scientists about scientific...

QOAM: information about quality OA journals

The purpose of Quality Open Access Market (QOAM) is to share information about the quality of open access journals. An...

Launch open access journal on research data

October 20th DANS and publishing house Brill launch a new, peer-reviewed, open access and online-only journal data: Research Data Journal...

European Commissioner Carlos Moedas supports LERU statement

LERU, the League of European Research Universities, has published a statement to support the transition from the traditional publication model,...

Linguists to Publish Journal Articles in ‘Fair’ Open Access

Linguistics offers free access to academic publications and manages its own journals.

Open Access Week 2015 in the Netherlands

During the International Open Access Week (October 19 – October 23 2015) also Dutch academic institutions will organize several activities...

Open Access symposium "Research without paywalls"

On 22nd October the University of Groningen Library hosts the symposium Research without paywalls - Chances and challenges of open...

Conference: Connecting Data for Research

A conference on research data is held in the auditorium of VU University at De Boelelaan in Amsterdam on Monday...

Radboud University organizes debate

“Open Access: Who Takes the Plunge?” On Monday 19 October 2015 during lunchtime (12.00 pm- 2.00 pm) Radboud University organizes...

Follow up for Dutch Springer deal in Austria

Springer and the Austrian Academic Library Consortium (AALC/Kooperation E-Medien Österreich/KEMÖ) have finalized a wide-ranging agreement for a new Springer Compact...

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