Open Access is featuring highly, at times as a somewhat contested topic, on the agenda of government, policy makers, publishers, and research funders; in several areas of research, and even in the national written media.
Those in favour stress advantages such an increased visibility and access for society to publicly funded research; those against will argue that Open Access leads to a decline in quality and an increase of costs.
Whether or not you are a strong supporter, neutral, wishing to enhance your presence on the web, an antagonist even, or simply required by your research funder to publish Open Access, University Libraries Leiden provides the following services:
- practical advice on publishing and funding
- information on publishers’ policies and fees
- Leids Repositorium: a well indexed and sustainable archive for Green Open Access publications
- Answers to your questions on APCs, copyright, licenses, embargoes and any other Open Access related topics at OpenAccess@library.leidenuniv.nl and firstname.lastname@example.org (Copyright Information Office)