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Open Access versus traditional journals

Many researchers struggle with the decision whether to publish in an Open Access journal versus a traditional (and perhaps more well-established) journal. Four main factors to consider when making this decision are visibility, cost, prestige, and speed.

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Free Open Access with Sage

As of now publishing in almost 800 Sage journals is free of charge for you as an UM author: you don’t need to pay an article processing charge (APC) anymore to get your article published Open Access.

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Lezing Harry Hillen: Van godshuis naar academisch ziekenhuis [Dutch]

Iedereen is welkom om op maandag 3 april te komen luisteren naar de lezing van Prof. Dr. Harry Hillen, emeritus hoogleraar interne geneeskunde aan de UM. De lezing vindt plaats in Stayokay Maastricht van 20.00 tot 22.00 uur.

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Creative Commons licenses for authors

Open publishing means more gray areas with usage and licensing. Sufficient reason to explain these licenses which offer an easy and increasingly common way for you to manifest your consent to Open Access.

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NARCIS reached a new milestone: 500,000 OA publications available

Publishing in Open Access is definitely rising. The shift towards Open Access can be witnessed and experienced on the NARCIS portal, with already half a milion OA publications from Dutch scientists.


XXL opening hours from 18 March – 5 April

Because of the upcoming exam period (3) the library offers you XXL opening hours from Saturday 18 March until Wednesday 5 April in three locations. Here is an overview.


Spoken Word Maastricht 2017: The Future?!

Do you feel like listening and experience a dazzling night of spoken wonders (inspired by the Special Collection of the Maastricht University)? Join us! You are welcome on 7 April from 23.00 at the Dominican Church.


Update on the construction work in UNS.50

The construction work in the UM building at Universiteitssingel 50 is in its final phase. From Monday 6 March until 31 March minor construction work will actually take place at level 3 in the Randwyck Library.

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Open Access with Sage

Dutch universities and publisher Sage are moving significantly towards Open Access. It has been agreed that for 2017 to the end of 2019, academics working at Dutch research institutions will be able to publish with Open Access in 97% of Sage’s journals.


Realm of herbs: exhibition historical herbal books at MABP 2017

Are you interested in historical herbal books? Then come visit our stand at the Maastricht Antiquarian Book & Print Fair, held from 10 to 12 March in the Sint Jans church at the Vrijthof.


Kruidenrijk: expositie historische kruidenboeken op MABP 2017

Hebt u belangstelling voor historische kruidenboeken? Kom dan naar onze stand op de 10e jubileumeditie van de Maastricht Antiquarian Book & Print Fair, 10 tot 12 maart a.s. in de Sint Janskerk op het Vrijthof.


Carnival and library hours

Maastricht will be celebrating Carnival from Saturday 25 February until Tuesday 28 February. Just like every year the University Library will close its doors during this popular feast. But there are two locations where you are welcome to study.


30 new study places in the Randwyck Library

Maastricht University is continuously investing in additional study places. We are happy to announce that there will be an extra 30 study places in the Randwyck Library soon.


MaRBLe Research Papers findable in LibSearch now

The University Library supports faculties to publish their digital MaRBLe Research reports. All the published articles are findable in LibSearch now.


Who wants to participate in ‘Spoken Word Maastricht 2017’?

Excited to create and perform your own ideas? We are looking for young writers/poets/singers and songwriters for our second edition of Spoken Word Maastricht on Friday 7 April between 23.00 – 00.00.

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