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.

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.

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.

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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