Maastricht University encourages scholars to publish Open Access. The University Library has arranged with academic publishers to enable UM and MUMC+ researchers to publish articles OA free of charge (100% APC discount) or with an APC discount (e.g. 15% APC discount) in high-quality journals.

Deals, workflows and support

Please note that only UM and MUMC+ corresponding authors can claim the APC discount offered by a publisher deal. For some deals, It is essential to use your UM or MUMC+ email address in your correspondence with the publisher for identification. In addition, authors must mention UM or MUMC+ as their affiliate in the article to qualify for a discount.

This guide gives you an overview of the available publisher arrangements and how you can use them. Before finding out about the requirements and workflows of publishers, look up selected titles in the OA Journal Browser to find out the APC discounts available to you.

If in doubt, always contact the Open Access support team of the library.

American Chemical Society - ACS

acs-logoPublish open access without costs in more than 60 hybrid* journals from ACS.

  • Publisher: American Chemical Society – ACS
  • Current deal: 2022-2025

License and conditions

  • Journals included in the deal

    The agreement applies to all hybrid* ACS journals. See our Open Access Journal browser for an overview, or search for a specific journal.

  • Article types covered by the agreement
    The agreement covers the following article types: original research and reviews.
  • Affiliation
    The corresponding author works at Maastricht University or Maastricht UMC+.
  • Corresponding author
    The corresponding author must mention UM or MUMC as their affiliate in the article to qualify for a discount. In addition, corresponding authors must use their UM or MUMC email accounts. For the publisher, the corresponding author is the submitting author.
  • Annual article quota
    Within this national agreement, a maximum of 544 free OA articles can be published annually by corresponding authors from the participating institutions.

How does it work?

  1. At submission, the corresponding author must select Maastricht University or Maastricht UMC+ (the affiliated institution) and use their institutional email address.
  2. ​The university will be alerted of the APC funding request. If approved, the work will be published at no additional cost as ACS OA with a CC-BY license and made freely available on the ACS Publications website.
  3. You can find detailed workflow instructions on the ACS website under ‘How to publish under an R&P agreement’.

 

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* hybrid – a hybrid open-access journal is a subscription journal in which some articles are OA. This status typically requires the payment of a publication fee to the publisher.

RA 19.08.2022 – direct link: https://umlib.nl/oa-acs

AIP Publishing

aip publishing logoFree open access (OA) publishing in 28 hybrid journals of AIP Publishing

  • Publisher: AIP Publishing 
  • Current deal: 2022-2024

License and conditions

  • Journals included in the deal 
    The agreement applies to 28 AIPP hybrid* journals. See our Open Access Journal Browser for an overview, or use it to search for a specific journal.
  • Article types covered by the agreement
    The agreement covers the following article types: research articles and updates, reviews, brief communications, communication conference articles, fast tracks of article-FT, letters, notes, roadmaps, perspectives and tutorials.
  • Affiliation
    The corresponding author works at Maastricht University or Maastricht UMC+.
  • Corresponding (submitting) author
    The corresponding author must mention UM or MUMC as their affiliate in the article to qualify for a discount. In addition, corresponding authors must use their UM or MUMC email accounts. For the publisher, the corresponding author is the submitting author. 
  • Annual article quota
    Within this agreement, a maximum number of free OA articles can be published annually by corresponding authors from the participating institutions: 126 in 2022, 133 in 2023 and 141 in 2024.
  • Qualifying acceptance dates
    The start date of the agreement is 1 August 2022. The acceptance date of an article must be between 1 August 2022 and 31 December 2024 to be eligible for free OA.

How does it work?

  1. When submitting, the corresponding author must choose the appropriate affiliation via the drop-down menu.
  2. The corresponding author must indicate that the article should be published OA at submission.
  3. After APC-discount approval, the article is published OA with a CC-BY license.

 

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* hybrid – a hybrid OA journal is a subscription journal in which some articles are OA. This status typically requires the payment of a publication fee to the publisher.

RA 15.08.2022 – Direct link: https://umlib.nl/oa-aip

BioMed Central - BMC

biomed central - bmc - logoUM and MUMC+ corresponding authors receive a 15% discount on the APC.

BMC has an evolving portfolio of 300 peer-reviewed journals, sharing discoveries from science, technology, engineering and medicine research communities. In 1999 we made high-quality research open to everyone who needed to access it – and in making the Open Access model sustainable, we changed the world of academic publishing.

How does it work?

  • Maastricht University has a supporter membership at BioMed Central. This membership entitles researchers and students to a 15% discount on the author’s fee (APC).
  • Just select Maastricht University or MUMC+ in the drop-down menu. The publisher will apply the discount automatically.

License, conditions and support

  1. You will find additional information about this arrangement on the BioMed Central website.
  2. Contact the UM/MUMC+ Open Access support team for questions, support, or corrections.

 

RA2022.07.26 – https://umlib.nl/oa-bmc

Cambridge University Press - CUP | 2021-2023

Hybrid, as well as gold open access journals, are included in this deal.

Cambridge University Press is the publishing house of the University of Cambridge. The publishing house was founded in 1534 and is the oldest still existing publishing house in the world. Cambridge University Press has 50 branches worldwide and about 2000 employees. It publishes 45,000 different books and 300 scientific journals. Part of the publisher’s profit is returned to the university.

How does it work?

  • You (the submitting corresponding author) must use your institutional email address during submission.
  • After an article has been accepted, you can indicate under which affiliation you submitted the article; CUP will know that you are entitled to remission.
  • Click the ‘Apply Discount’ button to confirm open access publication.
  • There is a maximum of 1500 free open access publications in total for this agreement. When the maximum is about to be reached, a notification will be placed here.

License, conditions and support

  1. This APC deal is part of a national agreement. For more information and the conditions, visit our joint website OpenAccess.nl.
  2. You will find additional information about this arrangement on the website of Cambridge University Press.
  3. Use the Open Access Journal Browser to find out if a specific journal is part of the agreement.
  4. Contact the UM/MUMC+ Open Access support team for questions, support, or corrections.
Elsevier | 2020-2024

There are no publishing costs for Dutch authors in more than 2200 hybrid and gold open access journals.

How does it work?

  • Indicate in your article’s publication stage (author journey) that your research has been conducted at Maastricht University or MUMC+.
  • Indicate that you opt for a CC-BY license.
  • Then choose the Gold Open Access option.
  • See the Elsevier author journey documentation [PDF] for further explanation of the workflow.

License, conditions and support

  1. This APC deal is part of a national agreement. For more information and the conditions, visit our joint website OpenAccess.nl.
  2. You will find additional information about this arrangement on the Elsevier website and download The Elsevier author journey [PDF] to learn about the workflow.
  3. Use the Open Access Journal Browser to determine if a specific journal is part of the agreement.
  4. Contact the UM/MUMC+ Open Access support team for questions, support, or corrections. 

 

https://umlib.nl/oa-elsevier – 12.07.2022

Emerald | 2021-2023

Publish free of charge in a selection of Emerald hybrid and gold open access journals.

Emerald Publishing Limited is a scholarly publisher of academic journals and books in management, business, education, library studies, health care, and engineering. It was founded in the United Kingdom in 1967 and had headquarters in Bingley.

How does it work?

  • Only the hybrid journals that Maastricht University subscribes to are part of the agreement. Download our subscription list [PDF] or use the Open Access Journal Browser to find out about a specific journal.
  • Use your UM or MUMC+ email address and select the correct institutional affiliation during submission.
  • Upon submission, you (the submitting corresponding author) must indicate you want to make the article open access via a mandatory yes/no question.
  • See for more information Emeralds support page about Funded article processing charges.
  • If no vouchers are left or a hybrid journal is not part of the agreement, a 10% discount can be claimed by corresponding affiliated authors to pay the open access fee.

License, conditions and support

  1. This APC deal is part of a national agreement. For more information and the conditions, visit our joint website OpenAccess.nl.
  2. You will find additional information about this arrangement on Emerald’s Open Access Partnerships page and download The Emerald OA Voucher leaflet [PDF]
  3. Use the Open Access Journal Browser to determine if a specific journal is part of the agreement.
  4. Contact the UM/MUMC+ Open Access support team for questions, support, or corrections.

 

RA 07.01.2022

IOP Publishing

IOP PublishingCorresponding authors of participating universities can publish open access without any costs in the 58 hybrid journals of this publisher.

IOP Publishing is the publishing company of the Institute of Physics (IOP), a not-for-profit society. It provides publications through which scientific research is distributed worldwide, including 70 journals and community websites, magazines, conference proceedings and books.

How does it work?

  • Use your UM or MUMC+ email address and correct affiliation during submission.
  • IOP Publishing will identify articles from eligible corresponding authors during the peer review process.
  • Accepted articles will be published OA automatically with a CC-BY license.
  • Articles published with a subscription license and subsequently identified as eligible for free open access can be published open access retrospectively by request of the author.

License, conditions and support

IOS Press

License data and conditions

  • Current deal duration: 2019 – 2022
  • The agreement with IOS Press is effective starting January 1st 2019. The selected journals in this list [PDF download] are part of the agreement.
  • Use the Open Access Journal Browser to find out about a specific IOS Press journal.
  • Corresponding authors (teaching/research staff and students) employed/enrolled at Maastricht University and MUMC can publish their articles OA with a 100% APC discount in selected IOS Press journals.
  • Publication types that are part of the deal: all article types.

Workflow: how do you make sure you get the discount?

  • At manuscript submission: use your @maastrichtuniversity.nl or @mumc.nl institutional email address and institutional network (IP-range) during submission. Make your affiliation clear.
  • At manuscript acceptation: when your article is accepted for publishing, OA is the presented default option. Your articles will be published OA with a CC-BY-NC license.
  • At submission for publication: to be sure that your OA request is not missed in the IOS Press workflow, IOS advises you to send an email from your institutional email address) to: authorfees@iospress.nl. Please state the article reference number of your submission and the eligible institution you are affiliated with, and include ‘NL Agreement’ in the email’s subject line.

What do you do with an APC invoice?

Maastricht University has no central budget for APC costs, only arrangements with publishers regarding discounts.

More information

About IOS Press

IOS Press is an independent international STM publishing house established in 1987 in Amsterdam. IOS Press serves the information needs of scientific and medical communities worldwide. In October 2005, IOS Press took over the Dutch university publishing house Delft University Press.

Karger | 2022-2024

Publish open access without costs in all hybrid and fully open access journals from Karger.

  • Publisher: Karger
  • Current deal: 2022-2024

License and conditions

  1. The agreement covers all hybrid* and open access journals from Karger. Use the Open Access Journal browser for an overview or find a specific journal.
  2. The corresponding author must be associated with Maastricht University or with Maastricht UMC+. Only then the open access publishing is without costs.
  3. All publication types are part of the agreement.

How does it work?

  1. At submission, the corresponding author must select Maastricht University of Maastricht UMC+ (the affiliated institution) and use the email address of that institution.
  2. The university will be alerted of your open access funding request. If the request is approved, your work will be published with a CC-BY or CC-BY-NC license (your choice).
  3. This APC arrangement is part of a national agreement. For more information and the conditions, visit our joint website: OpenAccess.nl.
  4. Contact the UM/MUMC+ Open Access support team for questions or support.

 

* hybrid – a hybrid open-access journal is a subscription journal in which some articles are open access. This status typically requires the payment of a publication fee to the publisher.

RA 27.01.2022

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - LWW | 2021-2023

LWW logoPublish without costs in 50 hybrid open access journals from LWW.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), established in 1998, is an imprint of the publishing conglomerate Wolters Kluwer. Under the LWW brand, Wolters Kluwer publishes scientific, technical, and medical content such as textbooks, reference works, and over 275 scientific journals (medical or other public health journals).

How does it work?

  • Use your UM or MUMC+ email address on submission, and select the correct institutional affiliation; LWW will use this information to accept the publication to check eligibility for open access without any costs.
  • Your publication will be published Open Access with a CC-BY license by LWW.
  • Please note that this agreement has 300 open access publications per year. We will place a notification when we almost reach the maximum.

License, conditions and support

  1. This APC deal is part of a national agreement. For more information and the conditions, visit our joint website OpenAccess.nl.
  2. You will find additional information about this arrangement on the LWW website.
  3. Use the Open Access Journal Browser to determine if a specific journal is part of the agreement.
  4. Contact the UM/MUMC+ Open Access support team for questions, support, or corrections.
MDPI

MDPI logoUM and MUMC+ corresponding authors receive a 10% discount on the APC.

MDPI is a pioneer in scholarly open access publishing and has supported academic communities since 1996.

How does it work?

  • Maastricht University has a supporter membership at MDPI. This membership entitles researchers and students to a 10% discount on the author’s fee (APC).
  • Just select Maastricht University or MUMC+ during submission. The publisher will apply the discount automatically.

License, conditions and support

  1. You will find additional information about this arrangement on the MDPI website.
  2. Contact the UM/MUMC+ Open Access support team for questions, support, or corrections.
Oxford University Press - OUP | 2021-2023

Publish without costs in almost 350 hybrid open access journals by OUP.

Oxford University Press (OUP) is a major publisher of academic journals in the sciences and the humanities.

How does it work?

  • You (the submitting corresponding author) log in to Author Services of OUP with your account. Use your UM or MUMC+ email address.
  • After accepting your article, you choose via OUP’s online licensing and payment system: Author Services for an Open Access license.
  • Next, by choosing the refer charges option, you make sure that the library will settle the APC costs with the pre-payment account of the Dutch universities.
  • The university affiliated with the corresponding author has to approve this request. Make sure we can identify you as a staff member.
  • Yearly all participants together are allowed to publish a maximum of 760 articles. We will notify you when the maximum is about to be reached.

License, conditions and support

SAGE | 2022-2024

Publish open access without costs in 900+ hybrid* journals and get a 20% discount on the APC for fully open access journals.

  • Publisher: Sage
  • Current deal: 2022-2024

License and conditions

  1. Applicable to corresponding authors affiliated with Maastricht University or with Maastricht UMC+.
  2. The agreement covers the following publication types: Original Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications, Continuing Education, Case Reports, Letters to the editor and Invited Letters. Articles published as part of commercially sponsored supplements are excluded from this agreement. Articles published in society-owned titles, where the owner society does not grant permission, are also excluded.
  3. Valid for publications entered into SAGE’s production system during the term of this agreement. Authors can not claim an APC discount after publication.
  4. 100% discount on the APC for 918 SAGE Choice journals.
  5. 20% discount on the APC for the 186 SAGE Pure Gold open access journals (automatically applied).
  6. Use the Open Access Journal Browser for an overview or find out if a specific journal is part of the agreement.

 

How does it work?

  1. Authors should use their institutional email addresses. Sage will recognise the corresponding author as a researcher of a Dutch university based on email affiliation and selected institution.
  2. Upon acceptance of the article for publication in a SAGE Choice journal, the corresponding author receives an email from SAGE with the request to complete a form and return it immediately. SAGE will publish the article open access without cost if they receive the document on time. The form asks for a code, but you do not have to fill it out. Authors can not make articles open access after publication.
  3. SAGE will automatically apply the 20% discount for publication in SAGE’s Pure Gold Access Journals when the corresponding author is recognised as affiliated with a Dutch university.
  4. This APC arrangement is part of a national agreement. For more information and the conditions, visit our joint website: OpenAccess.nl.
  5. Contact the UM/MUMC+ Open Access support team for questions or support.

 

* hybrid – a hybrid open-access journal is a subscription journal in which some articles are open access. This status typically requires the payment of a publication fee to the publisher.

RA 02.02.2022

Springer

Springer NaturePublish in 1,850 journals at no cost to the author.

Springer Science+Business Media (formerly Springer-Verlag, short: Springer) is an international publisher of books and journals. Springer has local offices in Berlin, Heidelberg, Dordrecht and New York.

How does it work?

  • At article acceptance, Springer will ask you to confirm your affiliation by selecting the “Special Affiliation” drop-down menu and agree to the open access copyright and license terms.
  • The selected organisation will verify your affiliation (use your affiliation email) and approve your request.
  • Note that this agreement covers a maximum of 2,080 publications per year. For questions about the quotum and alternative ways to make your article open access, please get in touch with the UM/MUMC+ Open Access support team.

License, conditions and support

  1. This APC deal is part of a national agreement. For more information and the conditions, visit our joint website OpenAccess.nl.
  2. You will find additional information about this arrangement on the Springer website.
  3. Use the Open Access Journal Browser to determine if a specific journal is part of the agreement.
  4. Contact the UM/MUMC+ Open Access support team for questions, support, or corrections.

 

RA 07.01.2022

Taylor & Francis | 2021-2023

Taylor and Francis logoThere is cost-free open access publishing in more than 2200 hybrid open access journals from Taylor & Francis for Dutch universities.

How does it work?

  • Always use your UM or MUMC+ email address to publish and communicate with the publisher and select the correct institutional affiliation in the submission/publishing workflow of Taylor & Francis.
  • After the publisher has accepted your paper, you (the submitting corresponding author) will receive an invitation to publish your article with an Open Access license.
  • Download the instructions and workflow.

License, conditions and support

  1. This APC deal is part of a national agreement. For more information and the conditions, visit our joint website OpenAccess.nl.
  2. You will find additional information about this arrangement on the Taylor & Francis website.
  3. Use the Open Access Journal Browser to determine if a specific journal is part of the agreement.
  4. Contact the UM/MUMC+ Open Access support team for questions, support, or corrections.
Thieme

Thieme logoCorresponding UM/MUMC+ authors enjoy a 25% APC discount for 50 Thieme journals.

Thieme Medical Publishers is a German medical and science publisher in the Thieme Publishing Group.

How does it work?

  • UM/MUMC+ corresponding authors receive a discount of 25% on the APC. You pay € 1,875 instead of € 2,500 for open access publication in selected journals.
  • Go to Netherlands – Maastricht University on the Thieme website and select and complete the attached form. Please send it to the publisher, together with the manuscript.

License, conditions and support

  1. This APC deal is part of a national agreement. For more information and the conditions, visit our joint website OpenAccess.nl.
  2. You will find additional information about this arrangement on the Thieme website.
  3. Use the Open Access Journal Browser to determine if a specific journal is part of the agreement.
  4. Contact the UM/MUMC+ Open Access support team for questions, support, or corrections.
Walter de Gruyter

De Gruyter logoPublish your article with a 20% discount in the open access journals from Walter de Gruyter.

How does it work?

  • Maastricht University and MUMC+ do not participate in the national VSNU consortium discount arrangement to publish Open Access in the Walter de Gruyter hybrid journals.
  • Corresponding authors of Maastricht University and MUMC+ receive a 20% discount on the APC when publishing an article in Walter de Gruyter gold Open Access journals.
  • Please get in touch with our OA support team to learn about the current procedure.

More information

  1. You will find additional information about this arrangement on the Walter de Gruyter website.
  2. Contact the UM/MUMC+ Open Access support team for questions, support, or corrections.
Wiley

John-Wiley-and-Sons-logoPublish without costs in over 1.400 hybrid open access journals from Wiley.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., also known as Wiley, is a global academic publisher of books, journals and encyclopaedias.

How does it work?

  • Always use your UM or MUMC+ email address to publish and communicate with the publisher. Wiley uses this address to detect if you are eligible for this deal. During the submitting process, you will get the information you need to make the publication available in open access without additional costs.
  • Once your article is accepted, register or log in to Wiley Author Services. On your Author Dashboard in Author Services, click ‘Order OnlineOpen’. If your request is approved, you will receive a confirmation mail.
  • Download the flyer How to order OnlineOpen.
  • Wiley’s gold open access journals are NOT covered in this agreement.

License, conditions and support

  1. This APC deal is part of the national agreement between VSNU and Wiley. For more information and the conditions, visit our joint website OpenAccess.nl.
  2. You will find additional information about this arrangement on the Wiley website.
  3. Use the Open Access Journal Browser to determine if a specific journal is part of the agreement.
  4. Contact the UM/MUMC+ Open Access support team for questions, support, or corrections.

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