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Publish Open Access - the agreements with publishers: Open Access discount

Everything you always wanted to know about open access

Check discount for Open Access journals

To support researchers to publish their research Open Access, deals have been negotiated by the VSNU with various publishers. Depending on the deal, a discount is provided for the author on the Article Processing Charges (APC) that need to be paid by the author to publish an article Open Access. In some cases the author doesn't have ta pay Article Processing Charges at all.
Please, read our Golden Tips before submitting your article

Open Access Journal Browser  (check discount for open access)


e.g. nature, science, "clinical microbiology", dent* AND pathol*, cancer journal, oncology, pathol*, pa*

Typing the first letter(s) plus * or typing the first word(s) of a journal title will also get you a list of titles starting with these letters or word(s)

What if a journal or publisher is not listed above?

What other possibilities do you have to publish open access?

  • Sometimes you can pay extra for publishing an article in open access. Check the publisher’s website to see if that's possible. As an author, you'll be charged with a fee, called an article processing charges (APC) for publishing an article.

Local deals

The UoG and the UMCG have made local deals with these publishers: 

The discount on the journals of these publishers is also included in the Journal Browser.

Quality of journals

predatory journalsWatch out for predatory open access journals! Check the DOAJ list.

Websites about open access and open science

Check a publisher for discount



no fee

BioMed Central

15% discount


25% discount

Cambridge UP

Cambridge UP

no fee for most journals

De Gruyter

90% discount


no fee for some journals


no fee for some journals



no fee for some journals



pre-paid bundle


pre-paid bundle & discount



no fee for OpenChoice journals

Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis

no fee for Open Select journals


25% discount


no fee for OnlineOpen journals


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