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More and more publications open access

Date of news: 14 April 2022

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The number of open access peer reviewed papers by scientific authors at the Faculty of Science has risen sharply in recent years. Sharing research results, without barriers, helps science move forward faster.

Both quantitative and percentage increase

In 2019, 256 publications by scientists from our faculty were only accessible to subscription holders. This was 19.6% of the total in that year. In 2021 this number has fallen to 128, while the total number of publications was higher than in 2019. In percentage terms, this was slightly less than 10% of the total. A nice result. Our faculty thus makes an important contribution to the positive overall result of the university and Radboudumc. We also see the same trend in these figures.



Multiple paths to open access

Open access can be achieved in several ways:

  • Publish directly in a fully open access journal. In that case, the author pays an Article Processing Charge (APC).
  • Open access publishing within a transformative deal that the Dutch universities have concluded with major scientific publishers. Find more information in this overview or search by title of the journal in our Journal Browser.
  • Submit a pre-, postprint or other author's version for the Radboud Repository. We are investigating whether that version may be made open access. This is more often the case for an author's versions than for a publisher's version.
  • Participate in 'You share, we take care!'. Dutch universities use the Dutch copyright law and, with the author's permission, make the publisher's version public worldwide in their repositories 6 months after the first online publication.

More information and help

Would you like more information about the different options? Feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you.
Team Library of Science
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