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NWO ends Open Access Incentive Fund as of 1 January 2018


PLEASE NOTE: Until 1 January 2018, researchers will still have the opportunity to submit requests for these funds. Prior financial commitments made to the fund remain valid.



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Open Up to Open Access: we introduce ten UM key proponents


Meet UM’s Open Access key proponents: as of today, you will find their posters and images on screens all over Maastricht University. These colleagues give you their personal statements on Open Access.



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100% Open Access agreement with Cambridge University Press


The agreement between CUP and the universities in the Netherlands is the first of its kind, as never before a publisher is guaranteeing researchers the right to publish their articles OA directly via the gold route.



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Open Library of Humanities revisited


UM has joined the Open Library of Humanities. FASoS researchers may benefit from this partnership. You can choose to publish in one of the peer-reviewed journals of this OA publisher.



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Open Access versus traditional journals


Many researchers struggle with the decision whether to publish in an Open Access journal versus a traditional (and perhaps more well-established) journal. Four main factors to consider when making this decision are visibility, cost, prestige, and speed.



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Free Open Access with Sage


As of now publishing in almost 800 Sage journals is free of charge for you as an UM author: you don’t need to pay an article processing charge (APC) anymore to get your article published Open Access.



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Creative Commons licenses for authors


Open publishing means more gray areas with usage and licensing. Sufficient reason to explain these licenses which offer an easy and increasingly common way for you to manifest your consent to Open Access.



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Open Access with Sage


Dutch universities and publisher Sage are moving significantly towards Open Access. It has been agreed that for 2017 to the end of 2019, academics working at Dutch research institutions will be able to publish with Open Access in 97% of Sage’s journals.



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Five myths about Open Access debunked


Open Access (OA) is gaining ground in the realm of scholarly publication, but there are many misunderstandings about the meaning of OA.



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Keep control over your scholarship


How to watch out for predatory journals in the Open Access world.



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Major advance in Open Access with Sage


Dutch universities and publisher Sage are moving significantly towards Open Access. It has been agreed that for 2017 to the end of 2019, academics working at Dutch research institutions will be able to publish with Open Access in 97% of Sage’s journals.



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List of OA journals without APCs expanded


SURFmarket expanded the list of last October by adding almost 3,000 Open Access journal titles.



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Open Culture: high-quality media for the academic community


Open Culture seeks to provide the best free cultural and educational media. It is a useful information portal from which UM researchers and students can locate existing free online content pertaining to a variety of subject areas.



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Open Access titles at Elsevier rising


The number of Elsevier journals, in which you as a corresponding author can publish your articles without costs, increases from 140 to 276.



Subscription to Project Muse Current Collection


The University Library has subscribed to Project Muse Current Collection. This specific collection comprises 352 journal titles of non-profit publishers, in humanities and social sciences.



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Elsevier stimulates Open Access


Has your article recently been published with Elsevier without choosing free Open Access? This month, Elsevier is giving authors the opportunity to change their articles to free Open Access.



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Six steps towards funding for Open Access


An Open Access funding guide for researchers is useful for tapping into financial support for paid Open Access.



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Think Check Submit


‘Think Check Submit‘ is a tool that helps you to make informed decisions on where to publish.



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oaDOI: a new search engine for Open Access


If a journal you search for is inaccessible because it has not been subscribed to and it is hidden behind a paywall, oaDOI can supply open copies of each article that has a DOI.



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Completely fake; don’t be fooled


A new predatory Open Access medical publisher popped up: Biohouse.



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