New open access policy within Utrecht University | News @ Utrecht University

Utrecht University aims at a publishing climate in which academic authors publish fully open access (OA). The Executive Board of Utrecht University has agreed to a new OA policy to realise this ambition.


The Open Access provision in Dutch copyright contract law

“On 1 July 2015 the Dutch Copyright Contract Act entered into force1 , including the new Art. 25fa of the Dutch Copyright Act that relates to open access.2 This contribution discusses the background to the open access provision and what its introduction means….”

New deposit obligation as of 1 January 2022 – Open Science

“As of 1 January 2022 the KU Leuven deposit obligation has been extended: in addition to journal articles, KU Leuven authors are now also required to deposit in Lirias a full text of every book chapter and conference proceeding they publish. Uploading the full texts of other publication types is strongly encouraged. When you select the ‘public access’ license, the Open Access Support Desk will monitor the publisher’s OA policy and the Belgian OA legislation and will apply the correct accessibility. …”

ReCreating Europe Workshop — Secondary Publishing Right: Exploring Opportunities and Limitations  – LIBER Europe

“Focusing on the Green road, this workshop aims to present and discuss the second (or secondary) publication right within the context of scientific publications as a key instrument to implementing Open Access (OA)….

The workshop will elaborate on the second publication right which consists of the right to re-publish and communicate a work to the public. This right could be retained by the author by means of contract negotiations (to which disbalancing conditions may apply), but it is rarely applied in the current publishing context.  


The right could also be granted by legislation which appears to be a more practicable and sustainable option. At present, only a handful of countries offer such a possibility, still with many limitations, despite the potential of such a right to rebalance the current distorted ecosystem of scientific communication (where scientific authors have little freedom and control over their thoughts and works). …”

EUR’s next step in transitioning to 100% open access | Erasmus University Rotterdam

“This November, Erasmus University has taken a next step in transitioning to 100% Open Access with the implementation of the Open Access Regulation (OAR). The regulation is based on Article 25fa of the Copyright Act (the Taverne amendment), which gives researchers the right to make short publications freely available to the public after a reasonable period of time. The OAR makes it possible to do so through tacit agreement. This means that researchers do not need to take any action on their end.

The University Library will make the publisher’s version of short scientific publications publicly available via the institutional repository (Pure) after a six-month embargo period….”