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Self Archiving – Green Open Access

Maastricht University is an advocate of ‘Green Open Access’ and adopted a green open access policy on 28 February 2019.

Regardless of where a scholar publishes a manuscript, the corresponding author has to deposit the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) of peer-reviewd articles.

Submit your article

Use this form to submit the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM, final author’s version) of your peer-reviewed article (PDF) in Pure. The library will take care of the registration in Pure, including uploading the PDF.

  • About you, the (co-)author

  • Please tell us who you are. Your name and UM/MUMC+ email address will do.
  • About your article

  • Please help us to deposit your article by filling out the requested information.
  • Drop files here or
    If your publication consists of more files or you want to add a cover or media, you can upload more than one file.
  • including remarks on Open Access/copyright/embargo periods.

UM Library mediated deposit service

The University Library takes care of the workflows and the legal formalities and provides all necessary support:

  • adding the correct metadata to make the output findable
  • adding the submitted publication to the Institutional Repository of Maastricht University (Pure) to make the output accessible
  • checking the submitted output format to make the output interoperable
  • taking care of embargo periods and copyright notices to make the output reusable.

All research outputs are registered in Pure and appear in Maastricht University Research Publications. This ensures the accessibility of the research output for everyone in the world, in some cases after an embargo period.


In most cases publishers require an embargo period before you can self-archive your publications.

You can submit your Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) as soon as possible after acceptation and the library will make sure that the publisher’s requirements are observed. Your AAM will be made publicly accessible in combination with the information about and link to the published article after the embargo period has ended.

You can check publishers’ copyright and self-archiving policies via the OA Journal Browser or the SHERPA/RoMEO database.


By default, we provide a self-archived author version with a CC-BY-NC-ND license , unless the submitting author indicates otherwise.


Chantal Machiels

Research Publications Officer
 (043) 38 85088

Ron Aardening

Scholarly Communications & Publishing Officer
 06 2222 7136


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