Launch Open Science Community Wageningen – event on 13 May 2022

In 2022, the Open Science Community-Wageningen (OCS-W) was created. OCS-W is a learning community where anyone associated with WUR or NIOO-KNAW can learn and talk about open science practices. The creation of the OSC-W will be celebrated with a launch event, packed with interesting talks and discussions. This event will…

Open Access publishing versus Quality

Anna Besse-Lototskaya¹ and Marcel Zwietering² ¹ Programme leader WUR Open Science & Education, WUR Library, anna.besse@wur.nl ² Chair of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University & Research (WUR), marcel.zwietering@wur.nl ‘I want to be read’, the famous Dutch writer Multatuli (1820-1887) said. The most important outcome of  Open Access publishing is that more…

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A researchers’ thoughts on Open Access publishing: interview with Mark Ryan

To explore WUR researcher’s attitude towards Open Access (OA) publishing, I interviewed Mark Ryan, a Digital Ethics Researcher at Wageningen Economic Research, focusing on areas or robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and digital developments and responsible innovation. Question: Why did you choose to publish your research Open Access (OA) and what are…

The WUR Journal Browser – the tool for Open Access publishing

Open Access publishing is becoming the standard in academics. Open Access publishing increases the accessibility, affordability and transparency of your research, and accordingly your scientific and societal impact. Furthermore, the Dutch Government, Wageningen University & Research and many major research funders often require you to make your scientific work publicly…

Under pressure science opens up

Like society, science is under the spell of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of 2019 the virus was still unknown ground, however since the beginning of 2020 research on the behaviour of the virus, treatment for COVID-19 and the development of a vaccine has increased enormously. We observe a…

The WUR Journal Browser, the road to Open Access

With the WUR Journal Browser you can select the appropriate journal for your Open Access article. In this search tool you’ll discover journals with a free Open Access option on request, publishers that give discounts on article processing charges, and journals that are cited by other WUR researchers. Impact factors of journals…

Scholarly culture vs. copyright culture?

Authors: Justine Post-Smithuis and Marijn Post. Social networking sites such as ResearchGate contain many illegal, publisher-owned PDFs that have been posted by academics. How important are copyright issues to you as a researcher or teacher of Wageningen University & Research (WUR)? Scholars and copyright A recent post on The Scholarly Kitchen…

Open Access – Frequently Asked Questions from WUR researchers

During the WUR Library Open Access meetings, we receive questions about various aspects of Open Access publishing. Here, we answer these Open Access frequently asked questions, with links to more detailed information.   What is prepaid Open Access? Prepaid Open Access means that the WUR Library has an arrangement with…