Assistance with open access publishing to meet funders' requirements

The transition to Open Science changes not only the way science is conducted, but also the way scientific results are disseminated. More and more funders demand that research results must be published open access.
TU/e Library assists researchers with open access publishing so that they meet the (future) requirements of funders. In this context, the first TU/e specific R&P (Read & Publish) deal was recently concluded with the publisher SPIE.

Plan S
In 2021 funders’ open access demands will become even stricter when Plan S comes into force. Plan S aims to accelerate the transition to open access. To achieve this, research funders participating in Plan S require immediate open access to articles they’ve funded with a license that is as open as possible.

Read & Publish deals with publishers
An important tool to facilitate the transition to 100% open access are R&P agreements, which include both read access and open access publishing. VSNU has been concluding such read and publish deals with major publishers since 2015. TU/e Library wants to broaden the possibilities for TU/e researchers to comply with any funder requirements and therefore strives to conclude local transformative agreements with small society publishers that are especially relevant for our university.

Recently such an agreement was concluded between the TU/e and the small society publisher SPIE (International Society of Optics and Photonics). Under this agreement, TU/e authors can publish their articles free of charge in all SPIE journals from September 2020 until 31 August 2023. More information on conditions of the deal can be found on the Open Access coach webpage.

“TU/e library is excited about this read & publish deal with the international society for Optics and Photonics. It is our first local transformative read & publish deal and an important step in supporting our researchers in the transition towards Open Access publishing.” (Merle Rodenburg, Director Data Management and Library)