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Open Access Guide

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

OA Publishing Deals

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

OA Journal Browser

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

Archive & Share Green OA

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


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


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

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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Ron Aardening

Scholarly Communications & Publishing Officer
 06 2222 7136

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OA news & events

VSNU Elsevier Deal 2020

Dutch research institutions and Elsevier agreed on a new extensive agreement

Read access to all publications in the scientific Elsevier journals and open access (OA) publication of peer-reviewed articles for UM
VSNU Elsevier Deal 2020

Dutch research institutions and Elsevier: 1 May update

VSNU, NFU, NWO and Elsevier have agreed on a brief extension to finalise the agreement. For Maastricht University and MUMC+,
Free online course | Open Science: sharing your research with the world

Free online course | Open Science: sharing your research with the world

This MOOC covers an introduction to Open Science and the FAIR principles, open research data, open access to publications and

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