Open access agreement for the Netherlands

The Association of Dutch Universities (UVN) has established a Transformative Agreement with Springer Nature. This agreement is helping the scholarly community affiliated with member institutions of aforementioned organisation to access over 2,200 titles and allows authors to publish open access with fees covered, in over 2,000 hybrid journals across the Springer Nature portfolio.

UVN is instrumental in opting for digital solution to increase the outreach of scientific resources and open access is one among them.

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Authors belonging to a participating UVN institution are eligible to publish their research open access in subscription journals that offer the hybrid open access option (Open Choice) and the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY). The CC BY licence allows others to distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the licensed work, including for commercial purposes, as long as the original author is credited. More information on that and other journal policies can be found here.

This agreement also includes access to more than 2,200 of Springer´s subscription journals, at no extra cost to readers and users connected to a participating UVN institution.

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