Erasmus University’s scientific research has a strong societal focus and is firmly embedded in international research networks. This makes public access to all our research results of major importance because it fosters the dissemination of knowledge, provides students with access to the most recent and relevant research, encourages new research and creates societal impact.
Erasmus University has taken a next step in transitioning to 100% Open Access with the implementation of the Open Access Regulation (OAR). The regulation is based on Article 25fa of the Copyright Act (the Taverne amendment), which gives researchers the right to make short publications freely available to the public after a reasonable period of time. The OAR makes it possible to do so through tacit agreement. This means that researchers do not need to take any action on their end.
The University Library will make the publisher’s version of short scientific publications publicly available via the institutional repository (Pure) after a six-month embargo period. Short scientific works include among others: published scientific and professional articles, chapters in edited collections and conference publications.
The Open Access Regulation also applies retroactively. That means that works created while affiliated with the EUR prior to the OAR coming into effect will also be made publicly available.
New or previously published work can be excluded from the OAR through an opt-out option. In that case, the researcher is requested to provide the Library with the final author's version of the publication. This version will be made public according to the guidelines of the publisher (see Sherpa Romeo).
The EUR warrants the participating researchers to pay for the possible costs in the case of a legal dispute with a publisher. If at any time you receive questions from third parties about the Open Access availability of your publications, please contact the University Library via: firstname.lastname@example.org.