Open access

Open Access

What is Open Access?

Open Access is the online, free availability of research output without the severe restrictions on use commonly imposed by publisher copyright agreements. Open Access provides the means to maximize the visibility, and thus the uptake and use, of research output. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole and especially also for our partners in the developing world.

How to publish Open Access?

There are two ways to publish Open Access:


You can publish in one of the growing amount of Open Access journals. Open Access publishing in a journal costs money, however, there are possibilities for financial support:


for articles from NWO projects: see Open Access Incentive Fund


UT Open Access fund (Momentarily not available)


You can deposit without costs your publications in UTpublications, the Open Access repository of the UT. Read more about how you can deposit.

Library support

Library & Archive supports Open Access publishing and manages UTpublications. For more information and questions:

Maarten van Bentum or

Web links for more information

About Open Access:

About Open Access Journals:

About Open Choice publishers:

About NWO Open Access fund: Open Access Incentive Fund

About UTpublications and publication list service: