Recently heard at the TU/e symposium (10 March 2015) 

At least three thought provoking ideas relating to Open Access (OA) could be noted: OA makes it easier to share negative or unfashionable research results or to distribute replication studies. An author with a positive attitude towards OA may expect to get a more favourable relationship with editors, reviewers, publishers or funders. Researchers may reward and promote OA by quoting open books or articles.

From 1 April,  researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) are required to submit the final author’s version of their publications to the Information Expertise Center (IEC). The IEC will upload them to the TU/e Repository as soon as any embargo of the respective journal has been lifted. Rector Hans van Duijn announced the news during the OA symposium held in the Auditorium. Watch the video stating the TU/e policy to make a greater part of TU/e publications available in Open Access: 

 

Published at YouTube on 16 March 2015

The symposium in Eindhoven included lectures and discussions featuring NWO chairman Jos Engelen, former VSNU chairman Sijbolt Noorda, TU/e delegates Daniël Lakens and Anthonie Meijers, and Springer and PLOS representatives who talked about open-access publishing. Volkskrant journalist Martijn van Calmthout led discussions concerning related matters such as how to manage research data – open to fellow researchers or not – responsibly, and the ever-increasing pressure for scientists to review articles.

 

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