Open Access Publishing

TU Delft Policy on Open Access Publishing

Open access enables unlimited and worldwide sharing of knowledge and information. This includes providing free online access to publications. Publishing open access offers benefits: more exposure for your work, professionals can apply your findings, reuse of work and higher citation rates for your publications. TU Delft Open Access policy states that an author must deposit an open access version of the article in Delft Repository. If use of the publisher version is not an option, the accepted author manuscript (AAM) version can often be used.

All info on Open access publishing is captured in the Open Science Guide

In cooperation with scientists, policy makers, publishers and funders, TU Delft Library is developing applications to make open access publishing possible. Examples include the TU Delft Repository and  4TU.ResearchData.

Most open access articles can be found in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ, 2003)

Ever more important publishers exploit open access journals as part of their business model. Next to purely open access publishers as PLoS, Biomed, Frontiers and MDPI major publishers offer some kind of hybrid model or publish their journals as strictly open access.

Open access material originating from TU Delft is also found in large numbers in ArXiv, the world’s largest e-print service in the fields of natural sciences. TU Delft is an official supporter of ArXIv 2018-2022.

Open Access deals

TU Delft open access deals with publishers

Information on the agreements are on Specific information on the journal level is captured in the UKB Journal Browser.



Funder requirements

Funders such as NWO, ERC and the European Union-Horizon 2020 require that the results of research they have funded should be visible as open access publications in the public domain. 

If financing your article in order to publish open access is not an option TU Delft Library can assist you by financing all or part of it from the Open Access Fund, that was founded in 2008. Read more about the Open Access Fund.

Important open access sources

  • TU Delft Research repositories – 92.400 publications
  • DOAJ – quality platform that includes 13.900 journals
  • DOAB – quality platform with access to 22.050 scientific open access books
  • NARCIS – national platform with access to 745.500 open access publications and data from Dutch Universities and research institutions
  • DART – platform with access to 828.730 electronic theses and dissertations from 619 European universities
  • OpenAire – European science platform with access to 29,1 million publications from 3.000 repositories
  • CORE is the world largest collection of 135 million open access publications from 9,600 data providers
  • Unpaywall – will show you after installation direct sight on 24,6 million open acces articles from 50.000 sources


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