What is Open Access?

Open Access means that research results and data, articles and other scholarly publications are made available to anyone who is interested, free of charge.

  • Enhanced visibility and discoverability of research results
  • Easier (re-)usability of research results
  • Augmented citation score
  • Faster dissemination and wider application of new ideas and discoveries, e.g. in education or business

Green or gold?

In Green Open Access authors reuse their own manuscript version of an article, which is deposited in the university’s Institutional Repository RePub, and made available either immediately or after an embargo period imposed by the publisher. Green Open Access is used when copyright has been transferred to  the publisher. There are no Article Processing Charges.

In Gold Open Access the publication is made available to anyone, free of charge, in the Version of Record (publisher’s PDF). To cover the costs, Article Processing Charges are paid to the publisher by the authors (their employers and/or sponsors). There is no transfer of copyright.

Additional information about the (Dutch and European) Open Access policy:

National plan open science
VSNU open access
Open Access 2020
SPARC Europe -Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
LIBER Open Access 

More information
For more information contact Hans Brandhorst and Leonidas Pakos via: openaccess.library@eur.nl