There is a growing number of academic publishers that has chosen open access as their exclusive business model. Most publishers, such as Copernicus, PLoS, Biomed, Frontiers, MDPI and PeerJ, have yet to establish a long tradition.
In addition, more and more large and traditional publishers are publishing journals that are fully open access. These titles are operated alongside existing subscriptions. Examples are: Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor & Francis group, Nature Publishing, SAGE and Oxford University Press.
The majority of open access journal titles can be found in the Directory of Open Access (over 18,000 journals) The DOAJ aims to provide all titles in the DOAJ with the DOAJ Seal of Quality.
The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) refers to open access books on publishers' websites. These are peer-reviewed books published under an open licence (mostly CC licences), i.e. books that are "free to read" and "free to share". By mid-2022, DOAB contains almost 60,000 books from hundreds of publishers.
Many open access publishers are united in OASPA, Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association.
In 2021 the following numbers of articles of Dutch authors, in the role of correspondance author, are published at publishers with an open access model or in ful open access journals by other publishers:
|publishers||open access articles|
|Springer Nature BV||199|
|John Wiley & Sons limited||393|
|Taylor & Francis Group||134|
|Jmir publications inc||128|
|Oxford University Press (Journals)||81|
|Cambridge University Press||76|
This data has been updated on 29 August 2022. No rights can be derived from this table
Some entities have attempted to exploit the business model of open access publishing by charging large fees to authors without providing the proper editorial and publishing services associated with more established and legitimate journals. Please go to the Quality Issues section to find out how you can identify these so-called predatory journals.
Negotiations with the major academic publishers about the renewal of the big deals are conducted from 2015 onwards. The transition to open access will be on the agenda. The negotiations are held in close consultation between the Organisatin of the Universites of the Netherlands (UNL) and UKB (the partnership of university libraries and the National Library of the Netherlands).
Dutch National website providing information for academics about the advantages of open access to publicly financed research