Open Access Fund

Utrecht University researchers may call on our Open Access Fund to have their expenses for open access publications reimbursed until December 31st 2023.

The Open Access Fund will not be renewed in 2024

Applications for the fund can be submitted until 31 December 2023. You can make a request if your publication has been accepted and you have an invoice. The other conditions and procedure can be found below.

If you have any questions about the termination of the Open Access Fund and the fees in 2023, please contact the library. Are you unable to apply before 31 December 2023, but do you not have alternative financing? Please contact the library to discuss the possibilities.

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.

Questions about the Open Access Fund

If you have any questions about the Open Access Fund, please contact the library. 

Contact form (Solis-ID)