Open access

Open access is a broad, international academic movement aiming at free online access to scientific information, such as publications and data. The open access model differs from the subscription model in which readers have to pay, usually through their library, for access to scientific information.

This means that scientists will be publishing their academic output in a different way.

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19 December 2019
In 2020 researchers can publish open access in all Elsevier journals. Also open access to these journals is guaranteed.
9 December 2019
The maximum number of articles that may be published open access at Springer for free has been reached. This option will be re-activated from January 1, 2020.
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27 November 2019
Opinion HRM Network Professors