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 a publication on an publishers platform is not possible the final accepted author's version is mandated.
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.
TU Delft agreements with Open Access publishers
With certain publishers TU Delft Library arranged special programs that ensure the exposure of your publications without costs for the author:
- Frontiers – without cost for TU Delft corresponding authors
- MDPI – without cost for TU Delft corresponding authors
- PloS – without cost for TU Delft corresponding authors
- Cogitatio Press-without cost for TU Delft corresponding authors
- PeerJ – without cost for TU Delft corresponding authors
- Copernicus – without cost for TU Delft corresponding authors
- Sci-Post-without costs for TU Delft correspondending authors
- Hindawi -without cost for TU Delft corresponding authors
- Springer Open and BioMed – offer a 15% discount as part of the TU Delft membership
National agreements with open access publishers
On the national level several agreements are made with publishers as Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Elsevier, Cambridge University Press and American Chemical Society. As a corresponding author with a affiliation of a Dutch university you can publish open access without cost for you as an author. All information on the agreements are on openaccess.nl.
Specific information on the journal level is captured in the UKB Journal Browser.
International agreements on open access publishing
TU Delft has an international free open access publishing agreement with eleven ‘High Energy Physics’ journals as part of the SCOAP3 project .
More and more funders such as NWO and the European Union require that the results of research they have funded should be visible as open access publications and data in the public domain.
TU Delft faculties or research groups are primarily responsible for funding the open access publications of their academic staff. If this is not a possibility TU Delft Library can assist 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-51.000 publications
- DOAJ – platform that includes 11.700 journals
- DOAB – platform with access to 12.000 scientific open access books
- NARCIS – national platform with access to 530.000 open access publications and data from Dutch Universities and research institutions
- DART – platform with access to 772.000 electronic theses and dissertations from 620 European universities
- OpenAire – European science platform with access to 23.6 million publications from 2.900 repositories
- BASE – Largest open access aggregator that contains 137 million documents from 6.300 sources. The full text of about 60% of the indexed documents is accessible for free
- Unpaywall will show you after installation direct sight on 18.4 million open acces articles from 50.000 sources
Open Access monitoring at TU Delft
To see how we are progressing with open access, TU Delft monitors the percentage of open access published peer reviewed articles on an annual basis:
- Peer review articles open access 2014: 24.8%
- Peer review articles open access 2015: 29.7%
- Peer review articles open access 2016: 44.1%
- Peer review articles open access 2017: 52.2%
Contact Research Support via email@example.com if you have any questions about open access publishing.