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Elsevier and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) share the commitment to maximize the visibility of Dutch Medical Research throughout the world. To support this common goal, Elsevier has developed a pilot to provide free public access to the final published journal article (PDF) as part of an open archive. Currently over 5,000 articles are available as part of this pilot.

Participation in the pilot is open for any author from a Dutch University publishing medically related research in Elsevier journal. After acceptance, authors will select the option " A (medical) investigator from one of the Dutch Universities” in the funding body section of the Access and Rights form.  Elsevier will include their article in the open archive enabling free public access twelve months after publication.