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International Open Access Week 2020

16 October 2020

The week of October 19 - 25 is the International Open Access Week. Did you know that as a UT author, you can publish open access at a 100% discount in almost 10.000 journals, and easily open up your closed publications? This increases the visibility, downloads, citations, and impact of your publications.

Publishing open access at a 100% discount

As a submitting UT author, you can publish open access at a 100% discount in almost 10.000 peer-reviewed journals, thanks to national agreements between the VSNU and publishers.

Before submitting your article to a journal, always check the UT Journal Browser to see if you can publish open access in that journal at a 100% discount. The UT Journal Browser lets you search for terms in journal title and scope, and select journals based on discounts for UT authors.

To find out how to make use of an agreement for a 100% discount, click on the journal’s title and select ‘more information about this deal’. In any case, use your utwente email address when you submit your article, make sure that your affiliation on the article contains ‘University of Twente’, and when asked, indicate that you do want to publish open access.

Opening up publications: Closed in a journal, open in UT Research Information

As a UT-employed author, you can participate in the VSNU project ‘You share, we take care’ to make the final published version of your closed publications openly available in UT Research Information after six months. This is possible thanks to Section 25fa of the Dutch Copyright Act, also known as the Taverne amendment.

Another option is opening up the accepted author version of your closed publications, usually after an embargo period. The author version has the same content as the published version (i.e., after changes based on peer review), but not the layout of the publisher.

Do you have any questions about publishing open access, or would you like to open up your closed publications in UT Research Information? Please contact the information specialist of your faculty.

Are you interested in open access and open science? Several institutes are offering online activities this week to inform anyone who’s interested.

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