Open access nieuwsbrief
Editorial newsletter open access October 2018 - Setting the default to open
An amendment to the Dutch copyright law now allows researchers to make their articles available to the public following a ‘reasonable period’ after the work was first published. The Dutch universities are implementing this amendment in a national pilot project starting in January 2019.
T he Open Science movement advocates a cultural shift towards openness and transparency in all stages of the research process. It does so by promoting open access to scientific publications, by encouraging data and source sharing, by calling for the implementation of improved criteria in research evaluation, and by placing a strong emphasis on citizen science and public engagement.
In this interview, Associate Professor of Computational Linguistics and Vice-chairman of the Dutch Young Academy, Martijn Wieling, discusses his take on open science, the role of higher education institutions, and why he thinks open access, open data and open source are the way forward in academic research.
In September, a group formed by 12 European research funding bodies (including the NWO), launched a new plan – Plan S – aimed at accelerating the transition to full open access by 2020. The initiative is supported by the European Commission and the European Research Council.
The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) has reached an agreement on green open access with Wolters Kluwer, the main publisher of legal and fiscal literature. Twenty-seven academic journals in Wolters Kluwer’s portfolio will be subject to new and explicit open access embargo rules.
The University of Groningen Press (UGP) has recently become a full member of the Association of European University Presses (AEUP).