Green Open Access

Green Open Access (OA) or self-archiving is when a scholar archives and shares a permitted version of an article via an Open Access (Institutional) Repository.

Share your publications

Do not send the final published manuscripts or proof copies

Maastricht University is an advocate of Green Open Access and adopted a green open access policy on 28 February 2019. If an article is not published Open Access, Maastricht University expects the corresponding author to make the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) available.

UM Library Green Open Access service

You submit your Author Accepted Manuscript in PDF format. The University Library will append this PDF to the publication record in the Current Research Information System (CRIS), and make it available with the correct license for access and reuse. The PDF can be found and accessed via UM Research Information after the expiry of the embargo period, making it findable and accessible for everyone in the world.


In most cases, publishers require an embargo period before you can self-archive your publications. You can check publishers’ copyright and self-archiving policies via the OA Journal Browser or the SHERPA/RoMEO database.

No matter the embargo period, you can submit your Author’s Accepted Manuscript (AAM) as soon as possible after acceptation of the manuscript and the Library will make sure that the publisher’s requirements are observed.

Submit your Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM)

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
    Max. file size: 64 MB, Max. files: 5.
      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.