In order to stimulate open access publishing the following should be observed:
- Authors are encouraged to publish open access. You may do so by submitting your article to free OA journals.
You may also submit your articles to open access journals which require a fee if the funding is guaranteed. Future and recently concluded NWO projects include OA funding. Projects as part of the EU-FP7 program usually cover OA fees.
For your convenience we compiled a selected list of relevant OA journals.
Springer owned journals offer the OA option. Based on an agreement between Springer and Dutch universities it is currently possible for scholars working in the Netherlands at one of those universities to choose for the OA option without individually paying the fee. This will only apply to articles accepted before 1 July 2012. The agreement has been terminated.
- Publishing in non profit journals is a recommended alternative.
- If you do not publish in an OA journal, it is important that you try to retain the copyright of your articles. For more information a toolbox has been designed. For your convenience we compiled a selected list of relevant publishers.
- All articles must be entered into the CWI Publications Repository, including a full text version of the article. Many non profit publishers allow for the original publisher's version of the article to be entered in the repository. Otherwise you can enter the so-called author version, which is the final preprint version of your article before it will be officially published.