The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO) have reached an agreement with Elsevier. As a result, researchers can publish open access in all Elsevier journals as of 1 January 2020. Also access to the journals is guaranteed. The agreement is valid to at least 1 May 2020 and correspond with the terms of Plan S.
The agreement with Elsevier also includes pilots with Elsevier on developing new tools and services in the field of open science. The first months of 2020 will be used to further specify the rules and to come to a final agreement.