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Open Access

Open Access

Open Access is all about free access to scientific literature. With Open Access research results become accessible to all, and not merely to those who are fortunate enough to benefit from subscriptions or licences to scientific journals.

Open Access is possible whenever a researcher can parallel publish his/her work as a full text file in an open repository. The repository of Aalborg University is The Research Database of Aalborg University, also known as VBN. Also there are Open Access journals whose content is accessible to all. Open Access journals are usually scientific peer-reviewed journals.

Green Open Access

Green Open Access (parallel publishing, e.g. in VBN) means that a researcher is free to upload a version of his/her peer-reviewed scientific article in a repository. As such, a researcher is free to parallel publish both pre-, post-print and/or the publisher’s version of the individual publication in VBN.

Gold Open Access

Aalborg University does not have any other agreements regarding free OA article publishing at present. The university does not have a central fund, where you can apply for Open Access funding. As such, the individual department must decide whether or not the necessary means can be drawn from the department's own budget. If your research project is funded by someone who demands Open Access publication - or parallel publication of your article following a certain embargo period - we recommend that you comply with the present demands.

If your have questions or queries regarding publication charges, please contact the VBN Editorial Office.

Open Access agreements

Open Access means free access to academic literature. With Open Access, research results become accessible to all, and not merely to those fortunate enough to benefit from subscriptions or licenses to scientific journals.

Open Access is possible whenever a researcher can parallel publish his/her work as a full text file in an open repository. The repository of Aalborg University is The Research Database of Aalborg University, also known as VBN. There are actual Open Access journals, whose content is accessible to all. Open Access journals are usually scientific peer-reviewed journals.

Green Open Access

Green Open Access (parallel publishing in e.g. VBN) means that the researcher is free to upload a version of his/her peer-reviewed scientific article in a repository. As such, a researcher is free to parallel publish both pre-, post-print, and/or the publisher's version of the individual publication in VBN.

Gold Open Access

At present, the library has no agreements regarding free publishing of articles in Open Access journals. The University does not have a central fund where you can apply for funding for Open Access articles. As such, it rests with the individual department to decide whether there is room in the budget for funding of Open Access publication. If your research project is funded by someone who demands that you publish in an Open Access journal, or that you at minimum parallel publish your article after a certain embargo period, we recommend that you comply with the valid requirements.

If you have questions or queries regarding publication fees, please contact the VBN Editorial Office.

Open Access logo from PLOS CC BY-SA 3.0
 

Open Access agreements

At present, Aalborg University Library has agreements with three different Open Access (OA) publishing houses. Below you can read about the publishing houses and their individual conditions for publishing.
 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Due to Aalborg University Library's license agreement with PNAS, you get a 10 per cent discount on the Article Processing Charges (APC). When you submit your article, please remember to state that you are from Aalborg University. More information about OA and PNAS.
 

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If you want to know more about the memberships, or have questions regarding article submission, please contact the library's licence administrators. If you have any questions regarding Open Access, please contact the VBN Team.

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