Issue: 2005 > July-August > special report

A watershed for the Netherlands Journal of Medicine: open internet access

J.P.H. Drenth


As of now, the <i>Netherlands Journal of Medicine</i> will become freely accessible online. This represents a turning point for the Journal as open access publishing provides instant and universal availability of published work to any potential reader, worldwide, completely free of subscriptions, passwords and charges. This assures the widest possible dissemination of scientific knowledge from the Journal without boundaries of limited circulation or local availability of a hardcopy. We believe that by opening up we are making research available to a much wider range of readers than our print and subscription model would have been able to achieve.