The launch of the Maastricht University Press website is the first result of a two-year pilot project. Maastricht University Press starts as a Diamond Open Access publisher of scholarly books (monographs, special editions and open textbooks). But if the pilot is successful, we will also focus on other types of scholarly output, like series, proceedings, theses, and journals.
The ‘Diamond’ label means that the Press offers OA publications free of charge for both authors and readers. Subsequently, offering authors and readers digital versions in all possible formats (epub, Mobi, pdf, XML) and an affordable print-on-demand option.
In addition, if a scholar wants to publish their OA book with another publisher, they can apply for funding via our OA Book Fund.