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Open access publications FNWI approaching 100%

96.5% of FNWI publications by 2023 will be open access globally. In 2017, that percentage was still 69.9%. A giant leap forward!

This substantial increase is due in part to transformative deals that Dutch universities have concluded with major scholarly publishers. Another cause of this success in the opt-out workflow for the‘You share, we take care!’ project, which was introduced as of 1 January 2024.

The many hundreds of full texts that have been embargoed in the Radboud Repository in recent years, in the slipstream of Metis input by Library of Science staff, were made open access in batches early this year.

The evolution of the number of FNWI open access publications from publication year 2017 through 2023:

Grafiek van open access publicaties FNWI van 2017 tot 2023

The spectacular growth in the number of FNWI open access publications in 2023 compared to 2017:

Open access fnwi in 2017
Open access fnwi in 2023

Want to learn more about open access publishing opportunities? Then come to our presentation on 7 May from 3 pm to 3:45 pm. On 4 June we will tell you in a coffee lecture from 1 pm to 1:15 pm we would like to explain how the opt-out workflow works. 

Contact information

Can't make it on these dates and still want to be informed? Stop by the Library of Science or email us infobfac [at] (infobfac[at]ubn[dot]ru[dot]nl). We will be happy to make a personal appointment to help you.

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