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 Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) 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.
Open Access deals
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 – 85.100 publications
- DOAJ – quality platform that includes 13.100 journals
- DOAB – quality platform with access to 16.600 scientific open access books
- NARCIS – national platform with access to 684.700 open access publications and data from Dutch Universities and research institutions
- DART – platform with access to 825.000 electronic theses and dissertations from 619 European universities
- OpenAire – European science platform with access to 25,8 million publications from 3.000 repositories
- BASE – Largest open access aggregator that contains 146 million documents from 7.000 sources. The full text of about 60% of the indexed documents is accessible for free
- Unpaywall – will show you after installation direct sight on 23,1 million open acces articles from 50.000 sources