Category Archives: Open Access

NWO Open Science: A Practical Guide for Early-Career Researchers

The Dutch consortium of University Libraries and the National Library of the Netherlands (UKB), together with the Universities of The Netherlands (UNL), the Dutch national Centre of expertise and repository for research data (DANS) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO), has published a practical guide on open science. “Early-stage researchers are an important link in… Read More »

A practical guide to preprints

The Dutch consortium of university libraries and the National library of the Netherlands (UKB) has published a practical guide on preprints in cooperation with the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The guide aims to support both researchers and members of the general public (journalists, patients, healthcare workers,… Read More »

Open Science Framework (OSF)

“The Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free, open source project management tool developed and maintained by the Center for Open Science. The OSF can help scholars manage their workflow, organize their materials, and share all or part of a project with the broader research community”. OSF is a platform to deposit pre-prints in different… Read More »

Sherpa Romeo Search

Sherpa Romeo is an online resource that aggregates and presents publisher and journal open access policies from around the world. It is highly recommended to check publishers’ policies and licenses when depositing a published version (Version of Record) or Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) papers to a repository. There is guide available here:

Journal browser

The journal browser provides quick insight into which journals a KNAW researcher can publish open access at no extra cost (which has been bought off in the KNAW-wide license). The agreements with Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Springer and Wiley that the KNAW have been processed in the journal browser. You always have both reading and… Read More »

Open Access colors

There are different types of Open Access (OA) publications: Gold OA refers to publications in an open access journal (for example PLOS journals) for which the Article Processing Cost (APC) has been payed by authors, institutes, or research funders. Green OA refers to publications in a journal that are also available in an open access… Read More »