New policy on Open Access publishing

News - 12 January 2024

New TU Delft policy and guidelines of Open Access publishing are effective by February 1, 2024. The current policy that dates from 2016 no longer reflects the current practice as much has changed in the open access landscape. The new policy and guidelines bring together all of TU Delft’s Open Access components.

Main principles new policy

The main principles of the new ‘TU Delft Policy and Guidelines of Open Access Publishing’ concern:

  • Compliancy with funder requirements as PlanS, NWO and European Union.
  • A distinct preference for the CC-BY license which allows reuse to distribute, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator.
  • Short Scientific work as an open access tool. As of 1 February 2023, the publisher’s versions of all short works (articles, conference proceedings and book chapters) by TU Delft researchers that have not been published open access are automatically made open access six months after publication, via the TU Delft Repository. 

Long open access tradition

TU Delft has a long and successful open access tradition that started in 2003 with the signing of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access. According to the mission, vision and strategy of TU Delft open access publications has become the norm for research output. In the publication year 2022 almost all peer reviewed articles were published open access (98%).