As a learned society and publisher of the open acces journal BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review, KNHG is actively involved in the open access debate. BMGN currently bears the ‘Diamond’ open access status, also known as ‘Platinum’. This means that all published articles are immediately and freely available, the copyrights stay with the author and no fee is asked from the authors to be able to publish their work. Furthermore, the entire archive of published articles can be found and consulted at the BMGN-LCHR website.
This dossier will be keeping you up to date regarding all new developments on the subject, related to Plan S, cOAlition S, and publishing in open access journals and platforms. You can also find reports and background information regarding recent conferences and meetings.
On the 31th of January NWO and ZonMw organized a consultation meeting as part of the public feedback on the implementation of Plan S. The meeting was very well attended with over 250 people representing all segments of the Dutch research community: researchers in different stages of their career, policy makers, librarians as well as members of the boards of the various stakeholder organisations: the Royal Academy, the Association of Universities in The Netherlands, the Dutch Federation of University Medical Centres and many other organisations. Goal of the meeting was to inform all stakeholders about Plan S and to collect feedback about the proposals for implementation, as they have been published on the 27th of November in the Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S.