Open Access publishing

Leiden University Press is a supporter of Open Access publishing. As university press we are part of the academic environment and we see Open Access as an opportunity to enhance the dissemination of academic research.

More than 200 of our titles are in Open Access and freely accessible from:

  • Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
  • OAPEN Library
  • Open Research Library (ORL) / Knowledge Unlatched (KU)
  • Muse Open
  • Leiden Repository
  • De Gruyter Open (from 2022 onwards)
  • JSTOR OA (from 2022 onwards)

Immediate Open Access

The fee for making a monograph or an edited volume directly available in Open Access under the CC BY-NC-ND license is € 6950.

Self Archiving Policy

LUP also supports green Open Access. This version of Open Access enables authors to share or archive the author’s version of their publication in a repository. The author’s version is the manuscript after peer-review and accepted for publication (compared to the printed version or the final proof).

More information about Open Access publishing can be found on the OAPEN website. The website offers a free-to-access resource that aims to help academic book authors to better understand open access book publishing: https://oabooks-toolkit.org/about-the-toolkit/15210909-welcome-to-the-toolkit