Amsterdam University Press

Open Access

Amsterdam University Press (AUP) has a longstanding tradition in Open Access publishing. All AUP Open Access titles are published online and marketed internationally and included in the international Open Access library OAPEN and the directory of Open Access books DOAB. AUP offers high quality service and competitive pricing.

Open Access Books

Sponsored Open Access

The author has funds available to support Open Access (OA) publication, through their institute, funder, government or society. AUP offers highly competitive rates for Open Access publishing.


AUP offers immediate publication of a monograph or edited volume in Open Access from €6950. At AUP we aim to make Open Access publishing available to as many researchers as possible: our fee to make a book Open Access is among the lowest in the industry. It is important to note that while our fee compensates for our e-book revenue, it does not cover production costs or compensate for a loss of print revenue. This distinction allows us to keep our fees low, but it also means we are not able to offer a reduced price for the print version when an Open Access e-book is available. For authors: please let us know if you wish to lower the sales price of the print book and if you are willing to pay a higher Open Access fee to make this happen. We will investigate how to accommodate your request.

Choice and availability

Printed books alongside an Open Access e-book have a link to the Open Access database on the book’s page on our website, allowing customers to use this link to download the book PDF for free. Customers who prefer a print version can order this directly from the same page, or through their own booksellers.

Our Open Access partners include OAPEN, JSTOR, and De Gruyter.

Green Open Access

AUP supports Green Open Access for all our academic book chapters, monographs and journal articles. We encourage authors to share their author’s version in institutional repositories, their personal website and on Mendeley, ResearchGate or and similar outlets. AUP has no embargos (delay / waiting time) for Green Open Access.

The author’s version is the manuscript after peer-review and accepted for publication, for instance as MS Word file, RTF or PDF, but not the AUP print proof or final PDF. When you share please credit the article’s version of record: this is the article in the original journal on the IngentaConnect platform, or the book listed on the AUP website. Please include the ISBN for books or DOI digital object identifier for chapters and journal articles (which looks like this: to make it easy for readers to cite the article, book chapter or monograph.

If your contribution is published as Immediate Open Access, you are free to share the official version of the PDF – the OA status of your journal article can be found on IngentaConnect:, the status of your book chapter or monograph can be found on the AUP website.


AUP works in partnership with Figshare, a web-based platform to help academic institutions manage, disseminate and measure the public attention of all their research outputs. AUP uses their repository software to quickly and efficiently make manuscripts and supplementary data publicly available in the AUP portal, Authors can also submit their data in an easy-to-use submission system. Content published in the portal will benefit from tracked usage metrics - including Altmetrics - clear licencing information, previewed files, a citable digital object identifier (DOI), and more.

Knowledge Unlatched

AUP can nominate your book for inclusion in the Knowledge Unlatched initiative (KU); upon acceptance this initiative ensures OA free of charge for authors. AUP were recognised by KU as an Open Access Hero 2018 as one of the top ten most downloaded publishers from 2017. KU offers free access to scholarly content for every reader across the world and their online platform provides libraries worldwide with a central place to support OA models from leading publishing houses and new OA initiatives.

Open Access Journals

Sponsored Open Access

The journal is fully sponsored by an institute, academic society or research group, often the owners of the journal. There are no fees for authors.

APC-driven Open Access

Often referred to as ‘Gold Open Access’, this model replies on author fees to fund the journal. This model is used by most commercial publishers.


Institutes, societies or research groups fund OA publications from their researchers; a membership fee, flat-fee or pre-paid amount is used to cover the costs for publication. Unaffiliated Authors pay an APC, institutional authors are not charged individually.

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