Erasmus University Rotterdam offers various ways to make your research available Open Access, so that there is a suitable solution for every situation.
Publishing Open Access
Take into account that publishing Open Access with a publisher can entail a publication fee (on average € 2,000). This can be overcome at an early stage by including these costs when applying for a research fund. You can also choose to publish in a journal that does not charge publication fees (see Directory of Open Access Journals).
The University Library has already covered the publication fees for most journals of renowned publishers in so called Publisher Deals. This means that as an EUR researcher you can publish your research Open Access with these journals free of charge.
Authors are responsible for making financial arrangement to cover the costs of Open Access publication in journals that are not part of these agreements. From their research budget or faculty for example.
Open Access policy
All short scientific works published by Erasmus University employees, which are not directly published Open Access via a publisher, will automatically be made publicly available through Pure in the publisher’s version after a 6-month embargo. This policy is based on Article 25fa of the Dutch Copyright Act (Taverne Amendment).
If an author wishes a publication not to be made publicly available under Article 25fa of the Copyright Act, the final author's version of the publication will be made public following the publisher’s guidelines (see Sherpa Romeo). In the absence of the final author's version, the University Library may request the author to provide it.
For more information, please go to Open Access Regulation.