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

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A NARCIS milestone: more than 700,000 academic open access publications registered

The Dutch scholarly publications portal NARCIS now presents more than 700,000 open access publications by Dutch academics. Maastricht University counts
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Reading and publishing agreement with Elsevier extended until 2020

In late 2018, when the ‘current’ contract with Elsevier ended, VSNU and Elsevier agreed to continue the talks on a
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Dutch universities and Karger renew open access agreement

Researchers of Maastricht University and Maastricht University Medical Centre can publish without any extra costs (APC) in more than 100

Contact & Support

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