Wageningen University & Research stimulates authors to publish according to the Open Access principle. In 2016, WUR published 3.579 refereed journal articles. 22% of these publications are Open Access.
A large part of the articles with restricted online access should be freely available via WURs institutional repository, Staff Publications, either as an author-version, as part of PhD theses, or as a final version after the embargo period of the publisher.
The Dutch government, the VSNU, Association of Universities in the Netherlands and WUR are now explicitly opting for Open Access.
The aim is to have 100% of Dutch, publicly funded, academic publications Open Access available by 2020.
Currently, the Board of Directors is developing a policy for the implementation of Open Access for Wageningen University & Research.