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Agreements with publishers

Leiden researchers are entitled to take part in deals regarding Open Access that have been arranged with a substantial number of publishers.

Journal title list: Open Access deals

The national Open Access Portal publishes a list of 8000 journal titles to which an agreement on Open Access applies.  The list mentions possibilities for (considerable) discounts and is periodically updated. The title list is a recent service, but also the result of work in progress. No rights may be derived from information on the list.

How to enroll?

To ensure participation:

  • Use you Leiden affliation and email address
  • When asked, make sure you indicate that you DO want to publish Open Access
  • When in doubt, ask for help at openaccess@library.leidenuniv.nl

Overview of publishers with an Open Access (discount) agreement

American Chemical Society
From 2017 onward new articles accepted for publication by a corresponding author affiliated to a Dutch university will be published in Open Access, without additional charges for the author.

  • authors will be granted an ACS AuthorChoice Open Access License automatically if they use their Leiden affiliation and  email address;
  • the agreement covers all 57 ACS subscription journals; the Open Access titles ACS Central science en ACS Omega are not part of the agreement.

Cambridge University Press
Starting in June 2017, the agreement with Cambridge University Press allows Leiden corresponding authors to publish open access in 339 hybrid and 17 full open access journals. All titles are included in the title list. A number of journals (especially society journals) are excluded from the deal, but corresponding authors can always ask if their article can be accessed without further charges.

Authors must use their Leiden affiliation, so that an "apply discount" button will appear automatically when filling out the appropriate forms after acceptance of the article.

For any further questions, please contact us at openaccess@library.leidenuniv.nl

De Gruyter
Leiden researchers may publish in Open Access without any additional costs in a selected number of journals. De Gruyter gives a 90% discount on APCs for journals, this University subscribes to. The remaining 10% will be charged to the University Libraries in the following year. 
Please take care to:
- check the title list at the top of this page for eligibility of a particular journal for Leiden
- use your Leiden university email address

Researchers from Dutch universities can publish gold open access in a set of 276 selected titles from Elsevier without additional costs. Elsevier has a dedicated web page with information for authors. More information can be found at the VSNU website.

Authors from participating Dutch universities, including Leiden, are eligible to publish up to 250 articles per year in Open Access without additional costs. Karger provides dedicated infomation on a webpage: select Netherlands as your region.  

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins LWW
Articles submitted by authors from Dutch universities can be published in Open Access in  228 LWW titles without additional costs. Leiden authors can request a special waiver code from their Subject Librarian or at openaccess@library.leidenuniv.nl

Open Library of the Humanities
A fully Open Access platform, financed by a consortium of university libraries, for peer reviewed journals. Please see the website for the journals enlisted. Leiden University has an agreement with OLH that offers a unique opportunity to Leiden humanities researchers to publish Open Access.

Corresponding authors from Dutch universities can publish Open Access in more than 800 SAGE journals without additional costs.

It is important that they use their Leiden affiliation and email address; this allows a dedicated SAGE Open Access team to trace and contact them.

Additionally, Leiden authors are eligible to a 20% discount on APCs for the Sage Open Access titles; they may request the required special code for discount at openaccess@library.leidenuniv.nl

The Springer agreement offers the opportunity to publish Open Access without further costs to corresponding authors from Dutch universities in about 1500 journals within the scope of the Open Choice programme, as part of a VSNU agreement as of 1st January 2015. The journals and article types, to which the agreement applies, can be found on a dedicated page at Springer’s website. Springer also publishes 195 full Open Access journals, which are not covered in this agreement.

Taylor & Francis
This agreement offers the opportunity to publish Open Access without further costs to corresponding authors from Dutch universities in all hybrid journals published by Taylor & Francis and Routledge, as part of a VSNU agreement as of 2016.
The workflow is explained on a dedicated page on the Taylor & Francis website.

All Wiley’s 1400 hybrid journals offer the opportunity to publish Open Access without further costs as part of a VSNU agreement as of 4th March 2016. Once an article has been accepted, corresponding authors of Dutch universities must indicate themselves that the article must be published in open access. Wiley has made a neat flyer to explain this workflow.
Wiley also publishes 60 full Open Access journals, which are not covered in this agreement.