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Renewed agreement with Walter de Gruyter

23 January 2020

The agreement with publishing house Walter de Gruyter has been renewed and provides in a 'Read & Publish' deal  for a period of three years: 2020-2022. 

This deal will offer researchers from Leiden University:


  • Access to the complete collection of journals
  • 100% Open Access of publications in 305 hybrid journals (tab 1 in the list) for submitting/corresponding authors from Leiden University. 
    Please note: a maximum applies of 440 artcicles in total during the whole 3-year period. 
  • 20% discount on APC’s for publications  in 110 fully gold Open Access journals (tab 2 in the list) for submitting/corresponding authors from Leiden University. 

How does it work:

  • The corresponding author should use his or her Leiden University email address when submitting through Walter de Gruyter's CCC RightsLink platform. 
  • Alongside the choice for Open Access publishing, it will be indicated that the APC will be paid for by the institution
  • Articles will automatically be published with a CC-BY-license 
  • The publisher will approve automatically.

More information about the agreement can be found on the national  open access portal and on the Walter de Gruyter website

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