Publication costs

Open Access publishing often involves additional costs, charged by a publisher. This can form a barrier for researchers. These costs are often covered by the author(s), the project's funding body or through an institutional subsidy such as the library’s operating budget. An article or book processing charge (APC or BPC) is only applicable in case of publication via the gold route. The exact amount varies for each journal. Before submitting your manuscript, you should check how much the publication will cost and if there are possible funding sources.

Open Access publishing with Elsevier

The Publish&Read agreement enables researchers affiliated with Hanze University of Applied Sciences to publish open access with a selection of Elsevier journals. As part of a national deal, no article processing charges have to be paid for individual articles by selecting the gold open access-route. For now, this agreement is valid for the Hanze University of Applied Sciences until the end of 2024. Please find more information about the conditions and process on myhanze.

Open Access Fund

Article/book processing charges can form a barrier for researchers. To lower this threshold, Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Hanze UAS) has set up its own Open Access Fund resulting from the Open Science policy (2019). This fund can be used to reimburse part of the costs that researchers face when publishing open access. Currently, the Hanze UAS Open Access Fund is extended until the end of 2024. Read more about the conditions that apply to receiving an reimbursement from the Open Access Fund on myhanze.