Open access agreement VSNU and Wolters Kluwer
As part of the negotiations between the Dutch Association of Universities (VSNU) and Wolters Kluwer to extend the contract for legal and fiscal professional literature, the VSNU has agreed open-access terms. They have agreed to new and explicit open-access embargo rules for academic articles from the 27 journals. Articles will now be eligible for publishing in the public domain 6 to 12 months after the date of publication.
This is the first open access deal of literature for legal and fiscal professionals in the Netherlands. In the coming two years the VSNU and Wolters Kluwer will assess the impact of the embargo periods.