OA-tal 2022

DTU maintains focus and position on Open Access publishing

Tuesday 19 Apr 22
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Almost three-quarters of DTU's publications are published as Open Access

DTU continues to shine

DTU is one of three universities that have met this year's goal in the National Open Access Strategy of 73% Open Access publication. The share of the scientific DTU publications published Open Access in this year's survey is 74%.

The Ministry of Higher Education and Science has just published the Open Access Indicator's seventh measurement. The indicator is a measure of the proportion of the scientific publications by the Danish universities that are published as Open Access, i.e. distributed online, free of cost or other barriers.

New ways to Open Access publishing free of charge

Universities Denmark, negotiating part of DTU's agreements with publishers on access to scientific literature, have recently had the opportunity to include free Open Access publishing in some agreements, for now the two major publishers Elsevier and Wiley.
The agreement with Elsevier covers articles submitted from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2024, while the agreement with Wiley covers accepted articles in the period 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2025.

Once your research article has been accepted for publication in an Elsevier or a Wiley journal, it is important that you select DTU as your institutional affiliation and use your corresponding DTU email address to publish under the Open Access conditions.

We already see that the DTU researchers' use of these agreements increases the proportion of articles that are published Open Access. Thus, we expect that DTU's share of Open Access publishing may increase next year; but we can do even better.
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Send your post-print to DTU Library

Some publishers allow "parallel publication" of the post-print version / authors accepted manuscript in the university's research database DTU Orbit, some with an embargo period. The post-print version of the article thus becomes "automatic" Open Access and may count in the national Indicator.
Send the post-print version of your scientific articles to DTU Library, and we take care of the registration in DTU Orbit and ensure that copyright and any embargo periods for the publication are complied with.

Send your post-print to orbit@dtu.dk

What’s in it for you? The answer is visibility

When your post-print version is uploaded to DTU Orbit, your research is disseminated wider - and sometimes faster - and benefits the research environments we can make the post-print version Open Access available. Your research will also be available to those who have not paid for access to the publisher version - the post-print is available to everyone free of charge.

Follow DTU's Open Access figures - even for departments and sections

DTU Library monitors DTU's Open Access figures with data from DTU Orbit. We have integrated Open Access statistics for DTU publications, DTU Research Output Statistics, in DTU Findit. The statistics are designed to monitor and document inputs to the annual UMV statistics. Open Access statistics are updated every two weeks.

Find the Open Access statistics by logging in to DTU Findit, select "Statistics" in the dropdown menu at your profile at the top right. Check "Show Open Access".

By default, the figures for the entire university are shown, but you can find the Open Access statistics for your department or section by selecting the drop-down menu next to “Technical University of Denmark”.

The statistics consist of three categories:

  • Open Access: publications that can be freely downloaded from DTU Orbit
  • Embargoed Open Access: publications under embargo
  • Closed: publications that are not affiliated with an OA-accessible or embargo-covered publisher version or post-print.

If you want to know which publications fall into a particular category, click on the red number. You then get an overview of all the publications. Please note that the DTU Findit overview is "live" and updated regularly - unlike the statistics report's figures, which are locked.
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