Open Access

Open Access is a broad, international academic movement aiming at free online access to scientific publications. The philosophy behind Open Access is that research results paid for by public funds should be freely accessible worldwide.

Since 2011 the policy of Erasmus University Rotterdam is that all short scientific work has to be made available Open Access. Therefore, all EUR-researchers are required to make their publications Open Access, either by publishing in an Open Access journal or by depositing the work in the institutional repository.

Open Access returns us to the values of science: to help advance and improve society

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