There are 8 universities, 8 University Colleges and a number of other public and private research institutions in Denmark. The public research is organised under the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
The Ministry of Higher Education and Science manages and monitors the Danish Open Access strategy.
Denmark holds a National strategy for Open Access. The strategy states that the implementation of Open Access is to take place through the green model – i.e. parallel filling of quality-assured research articles in institutional or subject-specific archives (repositories) with Open Access. However, the strategy does not exclude the use of the golden model as long as it does not increase the expenses for publication.
Two central principles form the basis for the strategy:
- The implementation of the Open Access is to support the possibility for Danish researchers to continue to publish in the most recognised national and international journals, and also the possibility to publish.
- For the sake of research and society, it is stressed that it is crucial that the aggregate public expenditure to research publication is not increased significantly because of the implementation of Open Access.
The goal is 100% Open Access to publicly funded research publications by 2025.