Open Access Fund

Utrecht University researchers may call on our Open Access Fund to have their expenses for open access publications reimbursed.

Open Access Fund 2022 - full reimbursement

In 2022 the Open Access Fund will refund all costs of publishing articles in full open access journals, under the condition that the article processing charge (APC) amounts to a maximum of €2,500. The reimbursement used to be 50% of the costs of the publication with a maximum reimbursement of 1,000 euros.

Open Access Fund applications

Please apply for reimbursement by filling in the Open Access Fund application form, and attach a scan of your invoice. If your application meets the requirements below, 100% of the costs will be refunded to the faculty/department where the (corresponding) author is employed, under the condition that the article processing charge (APC) amounts to a maximum of €2,500. Your application will be confirmed.

Please contact the library beforehand if you want the costs for open access books refunded.

Please note: payment from the Open Access Fund is paid in arrears and only to divisions of Utrecht University or the University Medical Center Utrecht.