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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.

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Open Access guide

Information about open access publishing at Maastricht University.

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You share, we take care: use your right to share scholarly publications after six months via the UM repository.

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Copyright Information Point

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Scientists and scholars not only want to reach scientists but also NGOs or policymakers, for example. That is why it is important that their work is open access available.


As a rector of this university, I very much support making open access publishing possible. And that also means recognizing and rewarding academics who are involved in this development.

Prof. dr. Rianne Letschert

Rector, Maastricht University

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


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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