On 1 July, the KNAW Humanities Cluster will begin the design and construction of an Open Access journals platform, openjournals.nl. The platform aims to offer a solution for independent Dutch scientific journals. Openjournals.nl offers them a low-threshold route to becoming Open Access. The realization of this platform is possible thanks to a three-year project grant from NWO. The platform is expected to go live at the end of 2020.
As a learned society and publisher of the open access journal BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review (BMGN), KNHG is closely involved with the realization of OpenJournals. Recently, it hosted a digital lunch about this topic. Furthermore, KNHG offers a dossier on its Dutch website concerning the relevant developments regarding publishing in open access journals and platforms, Plan S and cOAlition S.