Erasmus University’s policy is that all scientific articles are to be published in Open Access. This policy decision has been in effect since 2011 and has been continued in the 2014-2018 Strategic Plan. The Library supports researchers in publishing in Open Access.
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:
For more information contact Hans Brandhorst and Leonidas Pakos via: email@example.com