Open Access Do's and Don'ts for KNAW researchers

The Academy supports the open-access policy of the European Union and the Dutch government. It believes that the results of publicly financed research should also be publicly accessible.

Publication cultures differ widely between the various disciplines, and the Academy does not pursue a uniform approach to open access.

What it does do, however, is follow the 'green route' to the maximum extent, with researchers uploading a version of their article to a repository, i.e. a digital storage area for publications and data. For the green route, the Academy applies an embargo for articles of up to six months, considering that to be a reasonable period.

Besides the green route, researchers can also follow the 'gold route', in which case they publish their results in open-access journals through publishers’ platforms.