Global publishing companies, e.g. Elsevier, Wiley and Brill, take ResearchGate to court over scientific article sharing. The grounds are that this website in their opinion violates copyright.
The Library Committee has subscribed to Project Muse’s Humanities Collection and has made available a couple of additional Jstor collections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open Access (OA) is gaining ground in the realm of scholarly publication, but there are many misunderstandings about the meaning of OA.