About the Server

Open Access provider

Stichting Openaccess offers affordable and fast solutions for the dissemination of research content in the architecture and built environment domain. We host open access e-print, pre-print and journal archives.

The definition of 'research content' includes 'design', 'engineering' or 'planning' as long as that design, engineering or planning contributes to the body of knowledge in their respective fields.

The open access label we use for all submitted, accepted and published publications that we handle is CC-BY-4.0. We don't deal with delayed or limited open access content.

with a no brand approach

The content served by the Stichting Openaccess derives from multiple sources, publishers, designers, institutes and societies and is presented on an equal basis.

The platform respects the identity of participating universities, publishers, designers, and content developers. It allows unique url's, logo's and names and won't superimpose an identity that isn't yours.

on a non-profit basis

openaccess.ac is managed by a non-profit foundation based in the Netherlands: Stichting OpenAccess. We are not in the business to sell hard copy books, but wo do like to work together next to 'traditional' publishers in the architecture, built environment and design domain. In such situations we provide the open access services to authors and editors.

that is academic and open

Because the Stichting Openaccess doesn't aim for an overall brand status, it deliberately choose for a label that is as generic as possible, using an neutral, easy to remember but high-value .ac domain name.

Though the core business of Stichting Openaccess is to provide online e-print/pre-print/journal archive services, we can provide additional publishing services such as journal hosting, and also book publishing, if you require those in combination with your open access publications.

Serials that we host appear in the footer of the Stichting Openacces pre-print server. The pre-print sever openacces.ac acts as an embrella layer that facilitates the discovery of hosted publications underneath.

Stichting openaccess uses the open pre-print server (OPS) and open journal system (OJS) developed by PKP.

while being green and climate neutral

Our platform is hosted in a climate neutral data center by greenminihost at evoswitch, using energy and resource efficient computers.