Amsterdam University Press

Open Access Journals

Amsterdam University Press (AUP) has been a pioneer in Open Access publishing for many years. AUP offers authors a variety of different options for publishing journal in Open Access. AUP journals are published on state-of-the-art platforms and offer all required services for journals.

Diamond 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. AUP publishes the following journals in Diamond Open Access:

Subscribe to Open (S2O)

As the first scholarly publisher in the humanities and social sciences, AUP introduces the Diamond Open Access model Subscribe to Open. In this pioneering model, subscriptions are converted to sponsorships, allowing existing subscribers to show their support for Open Access. The first 5 journals to be opened up in this way from May 1st, 2020 are:


Institutes, societies or research groups fund OA publications by 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.

Delayed Open Access

The following titles have delayed open access, which means that they are made open access two or three years after publication:

Choice and availability

AUP's Open Access partners for journals include:

Green Open Access

AUP is supportive of Green Open Access initiatives and encourage authors to share the author’s version of their journal articles 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 this version, please credit the article’s version of record: this is the article in the original journal on the IngentaConnect platform. Please include the DOI (digital object identifier) for chapters and journal articles (which looks like this: to make it easy for readers to cite the article.
If your contribution is published as Immediate Open Access, you are free to share the official version of the PDF. To find out the Open Access status of your journal article, visit IngentaConnect.

Journals and Further Information

For questions and information please contact commissioning editor Irene van Rossum at You can view all of our journals here.