Open Access @Maastricht University

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Open Access portal – Maastricht University

Publishing Checklist

Check what you can do to publish your paper Open Access.

Journal Browser

Search for journals and find out about APC discounts and Green Open Access options.

Publishing Deals

APC discounts and workflows of the publishers we have publishing arrangements with.


Use your right to share paywalled publications and opt-in for the “You share, We take care!” initiative

Archive & Share Green OA

Deposit the Author Accepted Manuscript of your published article in the UM Repository (Pure).


Register for one of our workshops to find out more about publishing and impact.

Open Access Guide

Information, best practices and tips for publishing and archiving your research.

Open Access @ Maastricht

Open Access is the broad, international academic movement aiming at free online access to academic publications and free reuse of research results. The philosophy behind Open Access is that research results paid for by public funds should be freely accessible and usable worldwide.

Maastricht University promotes and facilitates Open Access publishing as part of her Open Science policy to further strengthen the connections with our environment regionally, nationally and internationally. Therefore, all UM-researchers are requested to make their publications Open Access, either by publishing in an Open Access journal or by depositing the work in the institutional repository (Pure).

The Maastricht University Library’s research support team informs and advises you on everything related to Open Access and Open Science in a broader sense. Feel free to contact us. If you are looking for information on Open Data and Research Data Management, please visit our RDM portal first.

Watch this video and find out how Open Access helps us return to the core values of science: to help advance and improve society. 

Related news & events

NPOS2030 Ambition Consultation

The Netherlands National Programme Open Science (NPOS) needs your input

The National Programme Open Science (NPOS), in which UM is also participating, has set up an Open Consultation to allow
practical guide to preprints featured

Practical Guide on Preprints Published

Today, we published a practical guide on preprints for scholars, journalists, professionals, and the general public. DOI-10.5281/zenodo.5600535
Springer stop 2021

Maximum number of APC-free Open Access articles in Springer journals reached

As of today, accepted articles by Springer are no longer eligible for APC-free Open Access without costs to Maastricht University

Contact & Support

For questions or information about Open Access or Open Science, use the webform to contact one of our specialists.

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