Academics speak

Prof. dr.
José
van
Dijck
Professor
Institute for Cultural Inquiry - UU

‘Research publications that are funded by public money should be available online free of charge and accessible to everyone. Open access publishing gives the whole world access to scholarly publications.’

 

Dr.
Peter
Doorn
Advisor and researcher
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)

'Open Access is not a dogma for me, but a way to spread scientific information - publications, data and software - more effectively than by using the payment model. Sometimes there are good reasons to protect certain information. For research data applies the principle: Open if possible, protected if necessary.'

 

Prof. Dr.
Jos
Engelen
Former Chairman of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
NWO The Hague

‘The transition to full Open Access is both essential and unstoppable for modern research policy.’

Prof. Dr.
Stan
Gielen
President of the Executive Board
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

"Open access allows scientific publications of Dutch universities to be globally accessible. Freely sharing research results advances science and contributes to the dissemination and visibility of Dutch research."

 

Dr.
Frank
Hollmann
Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, Engineering and Physics
TU Delft

“Open access is a matter of fairness. Not every scientist has access to expensive journals due to the financial situation. For us authors, open access helps to spread our research faster and more broadly”

Prof. dr.
Frank
Huysmans
Professor of Library Science
University of Amsterdam

‘Open access is an ideal solution for researchers from poorer countries and for professionals who do not have access through their employer to a library collection.’

 

 

 

Prof. dr.
Gerard
Meijer
Until 2017 Chair University Board
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

‘Scientific and scholarly research that is funded with public money is visible worldwide through open access.’

Prof. dr.
Maroeska
Rovers
Professor of Evidence-Based Surgery at Radboud university medical center
Faculty of Medical Sciences/Radboud university medical center

‘Publishing in open access leads to more citations and a higher impact factor.’

Prof.dr.ir.
Wim
van
Saarloos
Professor Theoretical Physics
Leiden University

"Since 1994 I have made my publications immediately open access available by submitting them to arXiv at the time of publication, and I am happy that an acceleration is now finally taking place."

Prof.dr.
Ineke
Sluiter
President KNAW
(foto door Milette Raats)

"Publicly funded research must be accessible to everyone. At the same time, in many fields of science, valuable publishing channels exist that are not based on a business revenue model. We must therefore jointly ensure that the principle of Open Access can be realized across the entire breadth of science, taking into account relevant differences."

Prof. dr.
Thomas
Vaessens
professor of Modern Dutch Literature
University of Amsterdam

‘We are seeking to give the study of Dutch literature an international visibility. And as a community of scholars, we want to engage with debates and with other communities internationally. We therefore benefit from the broadest possible dissemination of publications, with as few as possible barriers between our research results and the people who use them.’

 

Dr.
Henk
Wals
Director
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)

"Publishing in open access verifiably provides a much wider reach. Especially in parts of the world where subscriptions to magazines and the purchase of books are difficult to pay."

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