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. The entire archive of published articles can be found and consulted at the BMGN-LCHR website.
Moreover, 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.
Furthermore, the KNAW Humanities Cluster has started the design and construction of an Open Access journals platform, OpenJournals.nl. OpenJournals.nl offers an affordable and sustainable publication alternative for journals in the humanities and social sciences. This publication platform offers the opportunity for humanities scholars and social scientists to publish without financial barriers in relevant, peer-reviewed journals that are fully open access available. KNHG is closely involved with the realization of OpenJournals.