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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dutch science foundation creates €5 million OA fund

NWO too goes for Open Access to publications, SURF, October 30, 2009.

... The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has announced that it is in favour of Open Access. This was reported in the NRC Handelsblad newspaper for 27 October 2009.

According to the report: “The NWO wants scientific and scholarly publications to be freely accessible to everyone on the Internet. The organisation will provide five million euros to cover the cost of this kind of publication. This is a major policy shift for the NWO. Moreover, NWO chairman Jos Engelen has made an urgent appeal to leading scientists and scholars not to publish their articles in the established journals but to place them in an Internet journal.” ...