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Publish Open Access for free or with a discount: Wolters Kluwer

What are the main outlines of the agreement with Wolters Kluwer

Free open access in repositories after a fixed embargo period for selected journals

Articles are not published in open access on the platform of the publisher immediately after the publication process is finished. Instead, articles from the 27 academic journals will be eligible for publishing in the repositories of the universities and other public sites or webpages 6 to 12 months after publication on Kluwer Navigator and other Kluwer platforms. Wolters Kluwer is publishing legal and fiscal journals and professional literature.  

How does it work: If you want to publish in one of the eligible journals (see PDF file below), then make sure to notify the editorial team that you would like to publish your paper in open access. The editorial team will then evaluate the paper based on a number of qualitative criteria. Once the editorial team has accepted your request, and if the embargo period has passed by that time, then they will provide you with the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM). You won't be able to get the AAM before the end of the embargo period. Also see the diagram below (in Dutch).

You are then able to upload the AAM version in RIS, after which it will be made open access by the repository team.

Selected Journals and more information

The Infographic below provides more information on the Wolters Kluwer deal. On the second page, you will find an overview of the journals that are part of the deal, along with the embargo period per journal.