The Netherlands well prepared
The Netherlands is well prepared for Plan S. A considerable proportion of the publications resulting from NWO funding are covered by the transformative agreements that Dutch universities have made with various publishers. It was recently announced that a similar contract was concluded with Elsevier. Moreover, a sizeable proportion of the Dutch articles are already published in fully Open Access journals or shared via the green route. More than 60% of the publications resulting from NWO funding are already open access, according to a recent analysis by CWTS. The implementation of Plan S has been the subject of consultations between NWO and a large number of stakeholders in the Netherlands. NWO remains alert to any potentially negative consequences and will monitor the effects of Plan S annually.
For more information visit the website Openacces.nl