Open Access

Amsterdam University Press (AUP) has been a pioneer in Open Access (OA) publishing for many years. One-third of our books are published as Open Access, as are the majority of our journals in immediate or delayed Open Access.

Commitment to Open Access

We aim to make Open Access publishing available to as many researchers as possible. As one of the founding partners of OAPEN, we now provide many options for publishing books and journals in Open Access.

  • From 2015-2020, we published 180 Open Access Books
  • 600 Open Access Books
  • 8 Diamond Open Access Journals
  • 17 Delayed Open Access Journals
  • 5 Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) Journals. S2O is a new, Plan-S compliant model adopted by AUP, the first scholarly publisher in the humanities and social sciences to do so.

Choice and Availability

Our books and journals are published on state-of-the-art platforms.

  • De Gruyter Open
  • Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
  • Ingenta Edify (
  • OAPEN Library
  • Open Research Library (ORL) / Knowledge Unlatched (KU)
  • Muse Open

Open Access Factsheet

How do funders, authors and readers enjoy the benefits of Open Access usage for scholarly publications? What does OA contribute to future research and publishing ecologies in the Humanities and Social Sciences?

Download the AUP Open Access Factsheet for more information about OA publishing at AUP and the life-cycle of OA.