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Maastricht University and Open Access
Maastricht University embraces the concepts of Open Access and Open Science to further strengthen the connections with our environment regionally, nationally and internationally.
Open Access contributes to our international societal engagement. Open access publications can be used in education without any restrictions. Sharing research results under open-access arrangements is all about creating value for society at large.
The Executive Board is proud of the scholarship and science being conducted at our university. Of course, we want to share it with the world. The larger the audience, the greater the impact our work will have. Making research output Open Access empowers fair sharing of scientific evidence amongst all stakeholders contributing to the advancement of science and society. So, therefore, we call upon everyone: Open Up to Open Access!
Maastricht University encourages Gold Open Access publishing and there are publishing deals in place to enable UM scholars to publish OA without paying Article Processing Charges (APC). In addition, Maastricht University adopted a green open access policy in 2019. This means that scholars are asked to deposit their Author Accepted Manuscript of your peer-reviewed articles in the institutional repository (Pure).
Maastricht University Library and Open Access
UM Library commits to the Maastricht University policy on Open Access and Open Access publishing. We are happy to advise and facilitate you.
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OA news & events
Elsevier journals 100% open access: Dutch research institutions and Elsevier reach framework agreement
Contact & Support
For questions or information about Open Access publishing, use this web form to contact Ron Aardening.