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Dutch universities report open-access boom

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Record publication rates lead to demands for more supportive copyright legislation

An analysis by Dutch universities has shown that open-access publishing is increasing rapidly in the Netherlands, prompting calls for more supportive laws and regulations to keep the momentum going.  

According to data released by the UNL association of Dutch universities, 82 per cent of scientific articles published by Netherlands-based academics in 2021 were available free of charge in open-access repositories. This is an increase of nine percentage points on 2020, the association said in its annual Open Access Monitor.

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