Open Access

15 december 2005

Onderzoeksresultaten en wetenschappelijke artikelen worden met behulp van “repositories” en “Open Access” elektronische tijdschriften steeds gemakkelijker toegankelijk. Onlangs is in Engeland een document verschenen waarin deze begrippen nader uitgelegd worden.

The World Wide Web and new internet technologies are enabling researchers to Communicate their results more widely and rapidly than ever before. The day is approaching when anybody, anywhere with a computer and internet connection will be able to access research data or scholarly journal articles, free of charge, as soon as they are placed online. To bring that day forward, researchers are being encouraged to deposit their papers in repositories and publish in Open Access journals.

The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), together with Research Councils UK, CCLRC and the Research Libraries Network, have produced a document that briefly describes what is meant by Open Access and repositories and attempts to answer some common questions that researchers pose. It is available on-line at

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