The ambition of VU Amsterdam is to make all publications accessible for everyone. VU Amsterdam has made Open Access-agreements with many publishers at no extra cost for researchers. However, these agreements do not yet cover all types of publications and journals. Fortunately, Dutch copyright law now offers an alternative: in almost all cases, lecturers and researchers can share their publications openly in the VU Research Portal, six months after initial (non-Open Access) publication.
You share, we take care
The University Library can now support all VU researchers who want to make their publications accessible in this way. We only need your permission to legally share your publications. The library will then automatically deposit published PDF-versions (Version of Record) of your academic publications in the VU Research Portal. The library starts with all publications published after January 1, 2018.
If you have an employment contract with VU, you can make use of our Open Access service. These are the conditions for a publication to be included in the service:
- You are corresponding author or co-author of the publication.
- The publication is a short scientific work. This includes articles, conference proceedings and book chapters in edited volumes.
Do you want to participate? You can join by using this form to grant the library permission to make your work Open Access. There is no further effort needed from you. You share, we take care!
Do you have questions about the project? Please consult the Questions & Answers for in-depth information or contact us by e-mail (see below).