The EUR Open Access policy

The Executive Board of the Erasmus University decided that as of January 1, 2011 all academic staff members of the Erasmus University are required to submit the Accepted Author Manuscript of “basically all publications” to RePub, the university’s repository. With this decision the Erasmus University became the first Dutch university with a mandated Green Road Open Access policy.

Open Access in EUR’s Strategy for 2014-2018

Erasmus university’s new strategic plan for the years 2014-2018 - Impact & Relevance - continues this policy, and re-confirms the pivotal role of the University Library. In addition it assigns a role to the Library in the construction and maintenance of a repository for research data. The strategic plan simply states that by 2018 the manuscripts of all published articles will be accessible via the university’s institutional repository. The library is expected to actively gather, catalogue and preserve all of the university’s (digital) output.

How to publish in Open Access via the repository RePub of the EUR:

  • Employees of ESE, FSW and RSM have to add their publication to Personal Metis and use the special ‘upload full-text’ button to send the full-text to RePub, the repository of the EUR.
  • Employees of the other faculties of the EUR can use the RePub Submission Form.
  • The third option is to send the full-text to RePub by e-mail. RePub calls this "the CC-principle". Click here to see their explanation and here for some more practical information.

To be able to process the publication efficiently, you have to give your publication a titlepage, with this information:

  • title
  • author(s)
  • e-mail address of the EUR author who deposits the publication
  • faculty, research group, etc. of the EUR author who deposits the publication journal in which the publication will appear (if applicable)
  • abstract (if not available in the running text)
  • keywords (if not available in the running text)

What happens next?

Your publication is uploaded to the repository. RePub will check what options are available for your publication, what the publishers allows and the copyright laws that are applicable. RePub will maintain the relationship between your final author's version and the corresponding publisher's version by placing a link on the web to the website of the journal. Your publication will receive an unique and permanent URL, the so-called handle, which you can use to refer to your publication.
If desired and applicable, RePub can forward your publication for placement in the large international discipline-specific repositories like SSRN and RePEc. For publications from Erasmus MC, RePub will take action to make the EUR Open Access version of the publication visible in PubMed.

Click here to download the folder with information about Open Access at the EUR.

Read the document on Open Access publishing, made for the Executive Board of the EUR (in Dutch).