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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 also 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 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.

Universal Open Access creates the rocket fuel that is essential to undertake cross-cutting investigations to accelerate scientific discovery, strengthen communities, and improve human health and well being.

Dr. Michel Dumontier

Distinguished Professor of Data Science, Maastricht University

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Journal Browser

Journal Browser

Find out which journals offer open access publication and which arrangements (such as APC discounts) are in effect ... Open
Copyright Info Point

Copyright Information Point

The Maastricht University Library compiled the Copyright Information Point to inform and advice UM students, teachers and researchers about copyright issues ... Open
Library+ Researcher portal

Library+ Researcher portal

Library+ Researcher portal, start page for research support by the library ... Open


For PhD candidates, the Dutch negotiations with publishers have made it possible to publish Open Access more easily and without costs. We do research in the public interest and are very excited to make our results freely accessible. By publishing Open Access, we can make our work more visible and thereby increase its impact!

UM PhD Candidates Platform 

UM PhD Candidates Platform members Marith Dieker (FASoS), Constantijn van Aartsen (FL), Bart Kleine Deters (FHS), Ulrike Thürheimer (SBE), Angela Mengelers (FHML), and Christine Resch (FPN). Far right, UM Rector Prof. dr. Rianne Letschert

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Five ways to increase the visibility of your research

By making your research more visible you could potentially open up future collaboration, job and publication opportunities, increase citations to your work and increase the number of people finding, reading and building on your work ... Keep reading
Looking back on OA seminar Publish with impact

Looking back on OA seminar Publish with impact

On Tuesday 24 October around 45 UM researchers participated in the University Library’s seminar ‘Publish with impact’ to celebrate the International Open Access Week 2017. Watch the video and presentations here ... Keep reading
Missionary of the open-access message

Missionary of the open-access message

According to Lisa Brüggen, professor of Financial Services at SBE, there is work to do, to create awareness of Open Access. ... Keep reading
"A solid review process is and will remain important"

“A solid review process is and will remain important”

In the context of the International Open Access Week, emeritus professor Gerjo Kok talks about his commitment to Open Access. Read the interview here ... Keep reading
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Reminder: NWO ends Open Access Incentive Fund as of 1 January 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Until 1 January 2018, researchers will still have the opportunity to submit requests for these funds. Prior financial commitments made to the fund remain valid. ... Keep reading


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