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Open Access in Leiden

All peer-reviewed publications written by researchers affiliated with Leiden University need to be available in open access by 2020. How do you start?

What is Open Access?

Open access is a broad international movement which aims to make scientific and scholarly information accessible with as few financial or legal barriers as possible. The Netherlands is one of the frontrunnersin the field of academic publishing. 

In which journals can I publish in open access?

Researchers and authors at Leiden University can benefit from the many open access agreements that have been reached with ca. 8.0000 academic high quality journals. In these journals, corresponding authors can generally make their articles freely available, without any additional charges. In this catalogue, you can search for the titles of those journals which have agreed on an open access deal with Leiden University. See also the full directory of all open access agreements.

The Leiden Repository improves the visibility of your research

Next to this, all Leiden researchers are requested to deposit their articles into the Leiden Repository via LUCRIS. This applies both to articles published in open access and to articles which are currently behind a paywall. Publishers responsible for academic journals generally allow their authors to provide open access to an author’s version of the publication. This can be either a postprint or a preprint. Archiving your publication in the Leiden repository enhances the visibility and the accessibility of your publications. Additionally, it ensures the long term availability of your research outputs.

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Where can I find more information?

More information can be found on the website of the Centre for Digital Scholarship.  If you have any questions about Open Access, please contact us via: cds@library.leidenuniv.nl.

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