100% open access publishing

100% open access in 2020 requires universities to fill in how they will make open access publications part of the evaluation system in the intervening years.

Open access in 2020

The Netherlands' ambition is to achieve 100% open access in 2020. The leading principle in this regard is that publicly-funded research results should also be accessible to the public at no extra cost. 

Specific steps to be taken

As long as the ambition of 100% open access publishing is not yet achieved in the Netherlands and beyond, access to scientific information will be limited for the majority of society. Coalitions of the parties involved wish to put specific steps in place to achieve this ambition.