Accelerated Open Access publishing during Corona (Covid-19) crisis

Share your work with the world via Open Access

04/02/2020 | 11:56 AM

Are you a researcher or lecturer and is your work relevant to research, education or information about the corona crisis? Do you want to reach a wide target audience of researchers, lecturers, students, professionals, policy makers, journalists, etc. with your publications? Would you like your scientific work from virology, epidemiology, crisis management, mass communication or psychology to make an important contribution to insight, understanding and interpretation in the current crisis?

Then share your work with the world via Open Access.

In almost all cases, lecturers and researchers from VU University can share their Open Access publications in the VU Research Portal. The university library can support you and help you to legally share publications and make them accessible to everyone. With your permission, we will automatically place all your scientific publications in the publisher version (Version of Record) in the VU Research Portal six months after the first publication date.

You share, we take care!

What will the UB do for you if you participate?

We automatically place all your scientific publications that meet the criteria, six months after the first publication date in the published version (Version of Record) in the VU Research Portal. This method is based on Dutch law and a guideline approved by the VSNU. This gives you as a researcher the right to publish your scientific articles in Open Access after a reasonable period of time. This is allowed regardless of the conditions imposed by publishers. What if publishers object? Then the VU will provide you with legal advice and financial support.

What do you do when you participate?

You give the University Library permission for the method described above. Your publications must meet the following conditions:

  • You are an author or co-author and have an employment contract with the VU;
  • It is a short work of science: a scientific article, conference proceedings, chapter from a book or contribution in an 'edited collection'.


Are you a researcher or lecturer and do you find it important to share your work right now? Then register at the University Library. Mail to openaccess.ub@vu.nl

Questions about Open Access? Please contact our Open Access team through openaccess.ub@vu.nl