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Open Acces Book Fund

Open Access Book fund available for UG and UMCG authors

In short:

  • Affiliated authors can apply for funding to publish their open access monograph or edited volume. Book chapters are NOT eligible.
  • The maximum reimbursement is 8,000 Euros per publication.
  • The fund is launched as a pilot within the Open Science Programme of the UG and will run until August 2023.

The University of Groningen has an open access book fund. UG- or UMCG-affiliated authors can apply for funding the publication of their monograph or edited volume. This funding instrument aims to stimulate the publication of open access academic books. The fund can be used to pay for the open access fee, also known as Book Processing Charge (BPC). The maximum reimbursement is 8,000 Euros per publication.
The selected book publisher should meet the requirements of the Directory of Open Access Books; the book or edited volume should preferably be published under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY).

The UB Open Access support team is here to help and advise you with regard to book contract negotiations. Please, be adviced to contact the CMB Open Access support team in advance.

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OAPEN - infrastructure for open access books

The OAPEN Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to open access, peer-reviewed books. Its core mission is to increase the discoverability of open access books and to build trust around open access publishing.

OAPEN operates three platforms:

OAPEN relies on contributions from research institutions, funders, and publishers to carry out its mission. In exchange for their financial support, sponsoring institutions receive benefits in the areas of hosting, dissemination, discovery, metadata support and reporting.


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