The objective of open access is to provide free online access to academic/scientific information. When you make your work available in open access you maximize the availability and accessibility of your own publications resulting in a positive impact on the number of citations. Some research funds now request or even mandate to make research available in open access for full exposure.
What is the open access policy of Hasselt University?
Hasselt University supports an open access vision based on the 'green road', whereby an institution’s own publication output is managed in a repository. UHasselt promotes its own open access database, Document Server@UHasselt, for this purpose. The Board of Governors approved this open access policy on April 12, 2016. The implementation starts on October 1, 2016.
Each UHasselt author is expected to upload the author’s version of her/his peer-reviewed publications from journals and proceedings in the Document Server@UHasselt. The uploading of other publications is strongly encouraged. Hasselt University Library will lend UHasselt authors its full support.
Frequently asked questions and answers: What is the difference between the 'green road' and the 'golden road'? What is the UHasselt policy concerning 'gold open access'? Will you still be able to publish in a journal of your choice? etc.
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