Open Access in the Netherlands

IOP Publishing (IOP) and a number of Dutch institutions have come to an agreement which enables researchers to publish their work on an open access basis at no additional cost in the majority of IOP’s hybrid journals. The agreement balances the cost of hybrid article publication charges (APCs) against journal license fees for 2020 onwards.

All corresponding (submitting) authors at subscribing Dutch institutions (below) can publish in eligible journals open access without barriers, without additional cost, and be certain that they comply to any open access requirement. Research articles (letters, papers and special issue articles) accepted for publication after 1 Jan 2020 are eligible, IOP will automatically identify qualifying articles and inform authors of their inclusion.

Included in the agreement are all subscription journals, owned by IOP Publishing, which offer a hybrid open access option. In addition, the agreement also includes selected journals which are published by IOP Publishing on behalf of our society partners.

How to take advantage of the agreement

This process applies to all primary research article types as well as reviews: Letters, Papers and Special Issue articles.
Click here for a list of hybrid titles that are eligible.

1. Submission
The corresponding (submitting) author must be affiliated with a subscribing institution. When you submit your article please supply your affiliation clearly in the article submission form and in the article itself.

2. Identification
If your article is identified you will be notified during the peer-review process or shortly after acceptance, and your paper will automatically be opted in to open access. You’ll be asked to agree to the CC-BY open access license. If you wish to opt out please do so within five days of identification.

3. Acceptance and Publication
Your paper will be published open access under a CC-BY license at no cost to you. You can share it as you wish and the article will comply with funder mandates.

If you have not been alerted before your article is accepted, please contact the journal to ensure that your work is included in the arrangement.

List of eligible institutions:

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

University of Amsterdam

University of Groningen

University of Twente