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The UvA participates in several national Read & Publish agreements offering UvA researchers – besides reading rights - the option to publish open access without costs in 11,000+ journals. A number of these agreements have been renewed or extended in 2023. Besides national agreements, the UvA also independently enters into Read & Publish agreements with publishers. What’s new in 2023?

New or extended in 2023 

The national Read & Publish agreements result from a partnership with the UKB (Dutch University Libraries and The Royal Library of the Netherlands) and Universities of The Netherlands (UNL) and usually have a three-year duration. Each year brings renewed, extended or new agreements. Researchers can consult the Open Access Journal Browser for more information about the options to publish open access. 

New agreements 

With effect from 2023 new three year Read & Publish agreements are in place with Walter de Gruyter and IOS Press. With Springer is agreed upon a renewal for a year under the same conditions.  

Subscribe to Open (S2O) 

New this year are the S2O agreements with Amsterdam University Press and Annual Reviews. Participating universities  - including the UvA – commit to pay subscription fees for the duration of three years and in return the publishers will make their journals ‘diamond open access’; authors do not have to pay to publish open access in these journals anymore. 

Independent agreements 

Besides national agreements, The Library also independently enters into Read & Publish agreements for the University of Amsterdam with (smaller) publishers. All existing agreements are renewed in 2023. A new three year agreement is in place with IOP Publishing, adding 34 extra journal titles in which UvA researchers can publish open access without costs. With effect from this year new agreements are in place with Microbiology, ACM, SPIE and Rockefeller University Press.   

Possible changes to open access publishing conditions 

Note that the new agreements may change the conditions for free open access publishing. For example, for which journals this is possible, for which types of articles or which available publications fall within the agreement.  

The full terms and conditions of the 20 national Read & Publish agreements can be found on If you want to quickly look up whether a specific journal is included in an agreement, you can use the Open Access Journal Browser

More information? 

The Library provides information, advice and answers practical questions about open access publishing. For more information on open access, check the website of the Library. If you have any questions about open access, please send an email to