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Open Access

The Centre for Digital Scholarship is dedicated to support Open Access publishing by means of policy, training, support, and services available to all researchers of Leiden University.

Flowchart How to publish Open Access at Leiden University

Flowchart How to publish Open Access at Leiden University

Open Access provides direct, free and online availability of research output without copyright restrictions by publishers. Open Access  increases the visibility of a publication enormously.

In this flowchart you will find a step by step explanation on how you can publish your article Open Access. The consortium of  university libaries (UKB) provides a useful overview 'how to get to the PDF' to find the articles.

Agreements with publishers

Leiden University has numerous deals with publishers that will offer our corresponding authors Open Access without additional costs and guarantees high quality.

Browse the Journal Browser for the possibilities to publish Open Access listed per journal. If you only wish to see the journals that will offer you a (large) discount, you may consult this list of 11.000 titles.

Leiden Repository

You can upload your publication via LUCRIS/the Leiden repository and make your research publicly available without any costs. 

If you have any questions on embargoes or copyright, the Copyright Information Office will be happy to answer those at: auteursrecht@library.leidenuniv.nl


Leiden University's Open Access Policy

As of December 2017, the Executive Board asks all Leiden researchers to upload their peer reviewed articles into the Leiden Repository.

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Open Access coaching

The Open Access team at the Centre for Digital Scholarship offers advice, presentations en workshops; we are happy to answer your questions on Open Access via: openaccess@library.leidenuniv.nl

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