44% of VU and VUmc scientific output is published Open Access in 2016

44% of all peer-reviewed publications of the VU and the VUmc are published Open Access.

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This includes all articles, letters, reviews and books that are available immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download on the website of the publisher. The policy of the Dutch universities is starting to pay off. During the past two years, universities have made agreements with publishers including Springer, Taylor & Francis and Elsevier about funding Open Access publishing.

Publishing Open Access is now real simple:
1.    Determine the journal of your choice in the Open Access Journal Browser
2.    Submit your article
3.    Indicate when submitting that you wish to publish Open Access

Further information on publisher's terms and workflow can be found on the APC Arrangements page.

The University Library has formed an "Open Access team" that organizes various activities related to Open Access. If you have questions about the above or any other questions regarding Open Access, please contact the Open Access team.