Aalborg University's Executive Management has decided to implement an Open Access policy which will apply to all scientific and academic literature at AAU. This will encourage researchers at AAU to work in favour of free and open access to the University’s research.
Aalborg University has signed the Berlin Declaration and backs up the recommendations made by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation regarding Open Access. AAU endorses the Open Access initiative aimed at increasing effective dissemination and visibility of the University's research.
- AAU researchers are publishing top quality research and aiming at publishing through the most recognised publishing channels
- AAU wants to provide free access to the University's research publications without financial, legal or technical limitations.
- It is recommended that researchers publish in Open Access journals, provided these are of the same standard as the other recognised journals within the academic field.
- If publishing in an Open Access journal is not an option, the researcher should choose a journal which allows parallel publishing in VBN
- Researchers who transfer their publishing rights should, as a minimum, retain the right to parallel publish in VBN
- AAU wants a full text of all the publications to be published in VBN
- When a researcher uploads a full text to VBN, copyright will remain with the author/authors
The policy was drawn up in cooperation between the Executive Management, AAU's Open Access Committee and the VBN editors.
The VBN editors are responsible for the Open Access Initiative at Aalborg University and are committed to the development and operation of the initiative. The VBN editors are also responsible for providing advice and guidance on Open Access issues to university research environments.
Contact the VBN editorial office via our shared mail: firstname.lastname@example.org