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Open Access

Through Open Access, research results from around the world are freely accessible to all. It is an incentive for exchanging and utilising knowledge and fresh insights between scientists, companies and social institutions. The Centre for Digital Scholarship at the University Library offers support with Open Access publishing.

Does the university have a deal for open access in the journal of my choice?

Leiden University has numerous agreements with publishers that will offer our corresponding authors Open Access without additional costs and guarantees high quality.

How can I deposit my publications?

You can use LUCRIS PM to deposit your publications in the Repository. That way you make your research accessible to everyone at no cost.

Read how this works on the page LUCRIS and the Leiden Repository.

Leiden University's Open Access Policy
The Executive Board asks Leiden researchers to make their publications Open Access by means of an upload into the Leiden Repository. Read more on the page 
Leiden University Open Access Policy.

  • When your publications have already been issued in Open Access by the publisher, you can easily make a straightforward upload.
  • If your publications are not (yet) Open Access, you can read how to proceed on the webpage Publish Open Access in the Leiden Repository.

Discover how Open Access works

You can find more information about Open Access and the Center for Digital Scholarship on the website of the university library.

Read all about Open Access
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