Open Access

The Network Institute endorses Open Access. To facilitate and stimulate the use of Open Access the institute has its very own open access endorsement program!

Why open access?

  • Through open access, scientific knowledge becomes better accessible to the general public
  • Through open access, scientific knowledge becomes better accessible to students and institutions in developing countries
  • Although open access usually means paying publication fees, in time pay-to-publish models might save universities money compared to pay-to-read models – money saved means more money for research

How does the Network Institute endorse open access?

We set up a fund containing 10K€ which we will use to promote open access over the next 12 months, or until we run out of funds. Members of the Network Institute can apply for:

  • A contribution in OA publishing fees up to €500, if:
    • Your paper is accepted for publication at an OA journal
    • Your funding organization does not cover OA publishing fees
  • A €198 contribution for lifetime memberships of PeerJ or PeerJ Computer Science for two of your papers’ authors, if:
    • Your paper is accepted for publication in PeerJ
    • Both authors are NI members
    • Your funding organization does not cover OA publishing fees

You can apply for either scheme by sending an e-mail to i.e.vermeulen@vu.nl. You’ll find this information on this program on the NI website later this week as well: http://www.networkinstitute.org/

VU-central endorsement programs are also in place:

  • VU authors may publish for free in many Hybrid OA journals by Springer (see attached pdf list)
  • VU authors receive a €500 discount on OA publishing fees with all BRILL journals
  • The VU UB promotes OA via the Green Route, where researchers (legally) publish author versions of their published papers online – we will meet with UB representatives soon to discuss how the NI community can best contribute to this effort

Further information:

Springer Open Access Journals (pdf)

ISI Rated Open Access Journals (xlsx)

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