Research Support Portal

Open access: funding

You should include the cost of open access publication in your grant application and project budget. The body funding your research will then reimburse these costs. Open access publication does not have to be costly; sometimes you can even publish for free. The Leiden Repository, for instance, lets you share your publication on an open access basis at no additional cost. Leiden University also has agreements in place with publishers of academic journals.

The Open Access Team at the Centre for Digital Scholarship can advise you on your options. 

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Centre for Digital Scholarship Leiden University Libraries (UBL)

Open access publication: step-by-step plan

When you choose open access publication, anyone can read your publications. This increases the visibility of your research. Leiden University Libraries (UBL) have drafted a straightforward step-by-step plan to help you.

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Centre for Digital Scholarship Leiden University Libraries (UBL)

Open access agreements with publishers

Leiden University has agreements in place with the publishers of many prestigious academic journals, ensuring that researchers at Leiden can generally publish on an open access basis without incurring any additional costs. Leiden University Libraries (UBL) has an overview of these journals, as well as information on how the agreements can benefit you. 

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Centre for Digital Scholarship Leiden University Libraries (UBL)

LUCRIS Publication Management and the Scholarly Publications repository

LUCRIS Publication Management is a Current Research Information System (CRIS) for registering, managing and reporting on the research output of Leiden scholars. You can also use LUCRIS PM to add your publications to the Leiden Repository and make them available as Open Access. Doing this ensures you comply with requirements from funder and university, but also creates more visibility for your research as the Scholarly Publications Repository is well indexed and receives over 7 million downloads per annum.

Besides output from LUCRIS, the Scholarly Publications Repository also offers additional services at no extra costs for journals, book series, conference proceedings and other publications that have a link to Leiden University. Examples of collections we have included in the past are the conference proceedings for CWTS’ International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (STI), journals such as Arabian Epigraphic Notes, Leidschrift and the Journal of the LUCAS Graduate Conference.

 These publications profit from the existing infrastructure of our repository:

  • better indexing due to connections to harvesters such as Google Scholar, BASE, Microsoft Academic, Narcis, OpenAire and the Library Catalogue;
  • focus on longterm sustainability;
  • persistent identifier (handle; doi is currently on the roadmap);
  • connections to websites via OAI-PMH (RSS feeds coming soon);
  • a backup at the National Library;
  • quick turnaround if the articles have to be available soon;
  • complies with international requirements.

 Please contact the repository manager if you have questions about our repositories policies or if you have a collection that might benefit from our infrastructure. 

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Rutger de Jong Repository Manager
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Oscar Veltink Functional Application Manager

LUCRIS Publication Management and the Scholarly Publications repository Archaeology

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Maayke de Vries Management/office-assistent

LUCRIS Publication Management and the Scholarly Publications repository Governance and Global Affairs

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Helpdesk LUCRIS

LUCRIS Publication Management and the Scholarly Publications repository Humanities

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Helpdesk LUCRIS

LUCRIS Publication Management and the Scholarly Publications repository Law

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Terence Merkelbach Staff Member Administrative Information
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Erik van Rossenberg Administrative Assistant

LUCRIS Publication Management and the Scholarly Publications repository Science

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Helpdesk LUCRIS

LUCRIS Publication Management and the Scholarly Publications repository Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Helpdesk LUCRIS

LUCRIS Publication Management and the Scholarly Publications repository African Studies Centre Leiden

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Edith de Roos Library Service Officer

LUCRIS Publication Management and the Scholarly Publications repository Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching

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Ben Smit Researcher

Open access policy

The Executive Board asks researchers to make their Leiden-affiliated publications Open Access by uploading them into Scholarly Publications. If the publications have already been issued in Open Access by the publisher, you can easily make a straightforward upload. If they are not - or not yet - Open Access, you can read on our webpage 'Publish Open Access in Scholarly Publications' how you can best proceed.

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Centre for Digital Scholarship Leiden University Libraries (UBL)

Open access

Open Access provides free and unlimited online availability of research output. This increases the visibility of publications enormously.

The Centre for Digital Scholarship supports Open Access publishing by means of policies, training, support, and services that are available to all researchers at Leiden University.

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Centre for Digital Scholarship Leiden University Libraries (UBL)

Publishing and Open Access Medicine/LUMC

LUMC is committed to Open Science, the National Open Science Plan and Open Access (OA) publishing. More information on Open Access publishing can be found on the website of the Walaeus Library.

The Walaeus website also has information on publishing and literature research. See for example the E-learning modules.

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Submitting your dissertation to the Leiden Repository

When you finish your dissertation, you have to submit the printed copy to the Beadle’s office and upload the electronic version to the Leiden Repository. Some publications in the Leiden Repository are freely available online (open access). This raises their profile. ‘Appendix 4’ on this page contains the licence you can use to make your dissertation publicly available online. 

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Leiden University Libraries - MDA

Leiden University Press (LUP)

Leiden University Press (LUP) publishes academic books and journals in both digital and paper form. LUP has an international audience and its publications are distributed in many different countries. LUP also supports open access publishing.

The fields where LUP is most active in publishing interdisciplinary research include: 

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Law

If you are considering publishing with Leiden University Press, or would like to know more about the various options, please contact LUP. 

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Leiden University Press (LUP)