Gold Open Access

Publish in an OA journal or a subscription journal that offers OA publishing for individual articles.

Journals usually charge a publication fee, also known as Article Processing Charges (APC). The library has APC discount arrangements with many publishers.

  • Gold OA journals/outlets: publish in a fully open access journal that does not charge subscription fees for reading access.
  • Hybrid OA journals/outlets: publish in a traditional subscription journal that offers open access publication for individual articles on payment of an APC.
  • Diamond OA journals/outlets: publish in a fully OA journal or platform that does not charge APCs.


Tip: Check the UM Journal Browser to see which discounts apply for UM/MUMC submitting authors. Remember to use your UM/MUMC email address to signal your affiliation.

Gold OA step-by-step

  1. Select a journal that offers OA publishing.
  2. Select Open Access during the submission or acceptance process and choose a Creative Commons (CC) license.
  3. Your article will be Open Access immediately upon publication.

Green Open Access

You publish in a subscription journal and archive and share a permitted version of your publication by depositing it in a trusted OA repository, such as the UM institutional repository.


More information: Taverne – You share, we take care!


Green OA step-by-step

  1. Publish your article in a subscription journal without an OA license.
  2. Participate in Taverne: You share; we take care!
  3. The library archives the published version in the institutional repository within six months after publication.
  4. We will share your article with the world after six months.

More information

For more information contact the Open Access team