Open Access publication

The motivation behind Open Access publication is to offer free online access to scientific research – without any restrictions to the end-user and without compromising the scientific reputation of the author.

To individual researchers, Open Access publication increases both the visibility and dissemination of their research, thereby potentially increasing citation counts as well as the opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaboration.

To DTU as a whole, Open Access helps transfer the knowledge created at the university to society at large in the form of free access to scientific results published in articles and books.

DTU Library offers advice on a variety of issues related to Open Access-publishing - you are welcome to contact us at

PilAll about publishing Open Access on DTU Inside (DTU login) 

Learn more on the DTU policy on Open Access in DTU Publication Policy (pdf).

What can researchers do themselves?

Most journals support Green Open Access – i.e. making the post-print-version of an article available Open Access.

At DTU, this is done by uploading the post-print version to the research database DTU Orbit. Researchers simply have to send their post-prints to DTU Library via

Typically, publishers impose embargo-periods on post-prints. In other words, post-prints are not to be released until a certain amount of time has passed. DTU Library will make sure that post-prints uploaded to DTU Orbit are made available Open Access in accordance with the copyright and Open Access policies of the individual journals.

The post-print version of a scientific article has been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication but still lacks formal publisher layout. The intellectual content is identical to the version that will be published in the journal.
Open Access

Open Access leaflet

National OA strategy