Diamond open access

The university supports parties that enable diamond open access publishing. Diamond open access means that no costs are charged to authors or readers of publications.

Supporting open diamond initiatives is in line with the open access policy of Utrecht University. This means that the university makes it as easy as possible for researchers to publish open access, while at the same time considering a responsible spending of public means. Not only open access publishers and journals are involved in this process, but also the infrastructure that is needed for publishing, such as publication software and archives for sustainable storage.

Supporting journals

Entering into Subscribe to Open (S2O) deals is a way in which the library can support existing journals in their transition to a diamond open access model. Instead of the library subscribing to a journal (as is usual in the case of closed access journals), it will change from subsciber to donor. In this way, journals can be made fully open access without charging costs to authors.

The university library is supporting four Subscribe to Open initiatives:

Supporting Open infrastructure

Utrecht University is a proud supporter of the following initiatives:

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Please send an email to Library.publishingsupport@uu.nl if you have specific questions about (diamond) open access.