Funding arrangements

There are many options for getting Open Access publishing of your articles funded. Check out the latest agreements for Wageningen University & Research (WUR) with publishers for different forms of Open Access.

WUR Journal Browser

If you want to publish Open Access in a specific journal please use the WUR Journal Browser. You can browse through a collection of over 30,000 journals. Via the WUR Journal Browser you will find journal information on Open Access, Impact and discounts on article processing charges.

Information on funding of Open Access publishing both for national agreements as well as for deals made specifically for WUR is included in this browser.

National agreements with publishers (‘Gold (Hybrid)’ Open Access publishing)

There are various agreements with publishers for publishing your article Open Access in subscription based journals, at no costs. In order to make use of any of these deals you need to be the corresponding author of the article. Further, you need to be affiliated with Wageningen University or Wageningen Research and indicate that in your article. You also need to select the Open Access option in the article production system of the publisher, shortly after your manuscript is accepted for publication.

For some publishers there are also agreements with discounts on publishing your article Open Access in full Open Access journals (‘Gold’ Open Access publishing).

You can find further information on all national agreements (both ‘Gold Hybrid’ and ‘Gold’ Open Access publishing) on Openaccess.nl. In the WUR Journal Browser, you can check if a journal of your choice is part of these agreement.

WUR agreements for Open Access journals (‘Gold’ Open Access publishing)

The Library has arranged discounts on the Article Processing Charges in journals of the following publishers:

In order to make use of these arrangements, you need to be affiliated with Wageningen University or Wageningen Research and indicate that in your article. Further, depending on the publisher, you need to be the first or corresponding author, in order to opt for discount. For further information on these arrangements you can contact Aquila Weijers at the Library.

Information, per journal, is also included in the WUR Journal Browser.

EU Horizon 2020 funds

For EU Horizon 2020 projects, there is a possibility to include costs of Open Access publishing (‘Gold’ and ‘Gold Hybrid’) in the grant agreement.  For Article Processing Charges incurred after the end of their grant agreement, a mechanism for paying some of these costs will be piloted. Further information can be found here: