Key Points
  • Maastricht University Library offers two initiatives to help scholars navigate the world of open-access publishing.
  • The “Open Access Publishing Workshop” is a comprehensive workshop that will guide scholars through the ins and outs of open-access publishing and equip them with knowledge and tools to make informed decisions.
  • The “Open Access Publishing Hour” is a weekly one-on-one consultation session with an experienced open-access publishing expert. It provides personalized guidance and support to ensure scholars’ work reaches the widest possible audience.


Maastricht University Library is delighted to announce two exclusive initiatives to empower our academic community in open-access publishing.

Open Access Publishing Workshop: a journey around the publishing cycle

We invite you to join our Open Access Publishing Workshop, where you can learn about the entire publishing cycle. Our comprehensive workshop will teach you about open-access publishing and provide the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions about your publishing options, helping you grow as a researcher.

Our interactive in-person session is designed exclusively for group participation. During the workshop, we will guide you through crucial milestones in the publishing cycle, covering everything from preparation and funders to sharing and impact. Our topics will include publishing strategy, authoring essentials, submission and review processes, and maximizing visibility through effective dissemination. We will stop at various checkpoints to share invaluable tips, support, and services to ensure you have the knowledge and resources to succeed.

This in-person workshop will immerse participants in theoretical discussions and practical activities related to Open Access Publishing and Open Science. The workshop’s duration, which ranges from 1 to 1.5 hours, will be customized to address your group’s specific requirements and preferences. We can build an experience based on a combination of the stops, and we encourage participants to send in questions before the workshop.

Don’t miss out on the chance to participate in the “Open Access Publishing Workshop” today.

Open Access Publishing Hour: session with an OA publishing coach

Suppose you are a researcher or student at Maastricht University or MUMC and need guidance on publishing or refining your Open Access (OA) strategy. In that case, we invite you to join us for an online interactive session tailored to your needs.

During the weekly session, we will discuss up to four topics related to the Open Access (OA) Publishing Cycle, depending on your questions. We aim to cover these topics within an hour. If you have additional questions after the session, we can schedule them for the next OA Publishing Hour.

Reserve your spot for the “Open Access Publishing Hour” today.

The workshop and weekly consultation are open to all scholars at Maastricht University, including students and professors. These initiatives are part of our ongoing commitment to promoting a dynamic and knowledgeable academic community, giving you the power to take full advantage of the open-access publishing landscape.

This opportunity will help you enhance your publishing skills and increase the impact of your research. Don’t miss out on the chance to participate in the “Open Access Publishing Workshop” and reserve your spot for the “Open Access Publishing Hour” today.

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Ron Aardening, Scholarly Communication & Publishing Officer.