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Publish Open Access for free or with a discount: Emerald

What are the main outlines of the agreement with Emerald Publishing group?

Open Access publishing on voucher basis

License and conditions

  • All Dutch universities are part of this agreement. 
  • Emerald will issue a maximum amount of vouchers yearly for free of charge open access: 71 in 2021, 86 in 2022 and 101 in 2023. When a yearly maximum is reached, we will communicate this here.
  • A voucher can be used once for open access publishing without costs by Radboud University / Radboudumc affiliated (teaching and research staff, students employed/enrolled/otherwise accredited) corresponding authors in the hybrid and full open access journals.
  • Publication types that are part of the agreement: original papers, review papers.
  • Attention: a voucher is only valid for the hybrid journals that the universities subscribe to.
  • Use the Open Access Journal Browser to find out if a specific journal is part of the agreement.
  • If there are no vouchers left or a hybrid journal is not part of the agreement, a 10% discount can be claimed by affiliated corresponding authors on the payment of the open access fee.


How does it work?

  • Use your institutional email address and select the correct institutional affiliation during submission.
  • Upon submission corresponding authors are required to indicate that they want to make their article open access via a mandatory yes/no question.
  • Eligible authors are identified by their institutional email address or ORCID.
  • A list of the eligible institutions and more information can be found on Emerald’s Open Access Partnerships page.
  • For more info, please download the flyer: 'OA Voucher Leaflet'