‘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.’
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
'Open Accessis not a dogmafor me, buta way to spreadscientific information-publications,data and software-more effectivelythan by usingthepayment model. Sometimes there aregood reasons toprotectcertain information.Forresearch data applies the principle: Openif possible,protected if necessary.'
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.’
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."
Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, Engineering and Physics
“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”
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.’
Until 2017 Chair University Board
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
‘Scientific and scholarly research that is funded with public money is visible worldwide through open access.’
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.’
"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."
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.’