Implementation guidelines for Plan S

Plan S – an initiative of European research funders to accelerate the transition to open access – will apply to all new NWO calls published as of 1 January 2021. To give researchers sufficient time to prepare, NWO has announced how it will implement the guidelines for Plan S in its grant rules.

Plan S – an initiative of European research funders to accelerate the transition to open access – will apply to all new NWO calls published as of 1 January 2021. To give researchers sufficient time to prepare, NWO has announced how it will implement the guidelines for Plan S in its grant rules.

Publications resulting from calls put out after 1 January 2021 must be available immediately (with no embargo) with an open copyright (CC BY) licence in open access according to one of the following routes:

  • Publication in an open access journal or platform registered in DOA J
  • Publication in a subscription journal and simultaneous archiving of at least the author accepted manuscript (AAM) in a registered open access repository such as our Institutional Repository
  • Publication in a journal under a VSNU/UKB transformative agreement or in a transformative journal approved by cOAlition S. We only have such an agreement with Elsevier, through NWO-I .
  • Publication in ACM Digital Library (only CWI)

 More information:

NWO page on Open Access publishing

NWO page on Implementation guidelines for plan S

 

Licenses:

Publisher: ACM

Duration: 2021-2023

Status license: Actual

This agreement enables CWI corresponding authors to make all articles and conference proceedings in the ACM Digital Library open access immediately at no cost to the author. It is extremely important to use your cwi email address when submitting your work so you will be provided with the correct ACM Open eRights forms.

 

Publisher: Elsevier

Duration: 2020-2024

Status license: Actual

Conditions:

  • After acceptance of an article in one of the selected journals, corresponding authors from Dutch academic institutions can publish at no extra cost.
  • Please note: During the renewals of contracts, journal titles were added to the agreement. Open access publishing in added titles at no extra cost is only possible if the submission date of an article is later than the date of addition of the journal. Search for your chosen journal in the Open Access Journal Browser to see the date after which submission must have taken place in order to make use of the arrangement.

How does it work?

  • Indicate in the workflow module that your research was conducted at a Dutch university, an NWO or KNAW research institute, or university of applied sciences.
  • Indicate that you opt for a CC-BY license.
  • See the workflow documentation for further explanation.
  • Then choose the Gold Open Access option.