Recent nieuws

44% of VU and VUmc scientific output is published Open Access in 2016


44% of all peer-reviewed publications of the VU and the VUmc are published Open Access.

Opening hours University Library during summer


10 July – 3 September 2017

A small step towards publishing a world class paper


On June 8, the University Library organized the third edition of the popular seminar series 'How to publish a world class paper'.

Extended opening hours University Library previous to exam period


So feel free to study at the University Library

Easily search for Open Access research papers with the Unpaywall add-on tool


As a researcher we have all run into a paywall at some point while searching for literature. With the new add-on tool Unpaywall, you can easily search for a legal Open Access version of the paper.

100% Open Access agreement with Cambridge University Press


The universities in the Netherlands and Cambridge University Press (CUP) have recently concluded a three-year agreement guaranteeing 100% Open Access to academic journals.

Another 46 additional UL Study Places


The study places are available from the 18th of May, before the start of the Exams in May

Free Open Access publishing in Cogitatio Press journals


The University Library is now an institutional member of Cogitatio Press, an Open Access, academic publisher for the social sciences.

Open up to open access


Enhance your profile in science. Open Science is based on the principles of transparency and accessibility. More and more scientists are coming to realize that as well as knowledge sharing, improving access to publications is imperative. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and VUmc are certainly an advocate of this approach.

1000 portrait on VU Research Portal


The University Library congratulates Dr. Bastiaan van Apeldoorn, Reader in International Relations, Department of Political Science and Public Administration VU Amsterdam

New lending desk University Library Main Building


From Friday 12 till Friday 19 May entrance 1A-01

No agreement between VSNU and Oxford University Press


The universities in the Netherlands and Oxford University Press (OUP) have been unable to reach a new agreement for access to academic journals.

Seminar ‘How to publish a world-class paper?'


Everything you always wanted to know about scientific publishing

Workshop and help desk session on finding and using data


Now also on Saturday

Good news for researchers: over 7700 journals now offer Open Access publishing


Did you know that many journals from top publishers offer Open Access publishing free of charge?