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Negotiations between Dutch university libraries / SURF and four smaller publishers have resulted in agreements about open access.

During the past 12 months agreements had already been reached via the VSNU with larger publishers: Elsevier, Springer and Wiley. Now the libraries have also come to an agreement with Sage, Karger, Emerald and De Gruyter.


Corresponding UvA authors can publish free of cost in 2016 in 150 Sage journals. They can also publish at the reduced price of 260 euro in other hybrid Sage journals.


With Karger, it has been agreed that corresponding UvA authors can publish open access free of cost in all journals. Remarkably, the agreement also holds for the full open-access journals. See the conditions.

De Gruyter

The publisher Walter de Gruyter allows corresponding UvA authors to publish open access free of cost in the journals to which the UvA has a subscription.


For 2016, Emerald has distributed 15 vouchers among the Dutch universities to publish open access. These vouchers can be requested from the library by the corresponding UvA author, while stock lasts. So far, only one voucher has been used.

See the current list of all journal titles of Dutch libraries with open-access reduction.

Note: where it says UvA author, this also means researchers from AMC.


If you wish to use one these options and have any questions, please contact