Uopen is proud to welcome the new journal Early Modern Low Countries (EMLC) to its incubator program. EMLC is a multidisciplinary, international, open access journal dedicated to the study of the early modern Low Countries. The journal publishes state-of-the-art scholarship on any aspect of the turbulent history and vibrant culture of the region from about 1500 to 1830 from a variety of perspectives.
The journal was founded in 2017 as a continuation of both De Zeventiende Eeuw (1985-2016) and De Achttiende Eeuw (1968-2016).
The first issue of EMLC will be published in the Spring of 2017. EMLC appears in two installments annually.
Over the past few years Utrecht University Library has steadily assembled the right people and resources to optimize their Open Access services. In several projects, with a strong focus on external developments, librarians picked up essential expertise and managed to connect it to structural internal services. They now transfer this knowledge to students, professors, researchers and professionals related to Utrecht University on a daily basis. During this 8th International Open Access Week they are also hosting a series of workshops and are communicating about ‘Open Access topics’ on Twitter and Facebook. The Open Access movement ánd the library are ‘open for collaboration’!
The conference line up was filled with international, influential speakers covering all hot topics in the OA publishing world: #peerreview, #altmetrics, #openaccess, #evaluation, #APCs, etcetera. You weren’t there? Then you might like this overview of the most interesting talks and subjects at the conference, starting with our own top 5 talks...
During Open Access Week 2015, Utrecht University has organised a series of workshops on Tuesday 20 and Thursday 22 October. Open access to publications and data has become an essential part of everyday research practices and often there is an obligation in the research grant to publish articles and data in open access. This workshop series is aimed specifically at researchers from Utrecht University to familiarize them with the do’s and don’ts of open access.
The Association of universities in the Netherlands keeps track of all major Open Access developments in the Netherlands and abroad. Newsletter number 9 focuses on the Elsevier negotiations, the opening of the new academic year and more...
The national website on open access has been completely revamped. It now has a new, up-to-date look and is more interactive. http://www.openaccess.nl/en provides information in both Dutch and English about key open access developments in the Netherlands. The site also presents general up-to-date information on open access, a subject that is important for scholarship at home and abroad.
The International Journal for History Culture and Modernity (HCM) has upgraded its journal design. Editors, authors and readers can now all benefit from the newly offered features!
On 1 July 2015 the Wet Auteurscontractenrecht (Staatsblad 2015, 257; in Dutch only) became effective. In this alteration of the Copyright Law, via an amendment by MP Joost Taverne (pdf, 48kb) (in Dutch only), a condition has been included, stating that authors are now legally entitled to make the results of their research open access available if they so want.
SAGE and the Dutch universities have established a two-year agreement on the transition to open access (OA). This unique agreement supports researchers by enabling them to publish OA in all SAGE-owned academic journals.