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Open access agreement with Dutch Universities/UMCs (VSNU)

Publish open access with Wiley

Beginning 4 March 2016, authors affiliated with Dutch Universities/UMCs (VSNU) may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of Wiley's hybrid, OnlineOpen journals at no charge to the author.

To publish without having to pay additional Article Publication Charges, the article's corresponding author must be from an eligible university or UMC and the article must have been accepted on or after 4 March 2016. (View Eligible Universities)

To be eligible:

  • Your manuscript must have been accepted on or after 4 March 2016
  • You must be the corresponding author who is affiliated with a Dutch University/UMC (VSNU) eligible Institution at the point of acceptance1
  • You must order OnlineOpen at the point of acceptance by using our order workflow as described below2
  • All primary research and review articles qualify3

Why publish open access?

Articles are made freely available
Meet open access mandates automatically
Under a Creative Commons license
To PMC for appropriate articles

How to publish your article open access

Submit Your Article Submit your article to an OnlineOpen journal (View list)
Log-in or Register to Author Services Once accepted, register or log-in to Author Services and click ALL ARTICLES in My Dashboard
Confirm Your Affiliation(s) Enter your Dutch Universities/UMCs (VSNU) institutional affiliation(s) or confirm the affiliation(s) you entered during submission
Confirm Your Funder(s) Enter your funding information or confirm the funder(s) you entered during submission
Click SELECT ONLINEOPEN Once you have confirmed your affiliation(s) and funder(s), click SELECT ONLINEOPEN
Provide Your Contact Information Enter your contact details and click OK
Save and Preview Your Order To submit your order, click SAVE & PREVIEW
That's it! Once your eligibility has been verified, your institution will cover the Article Publication Charge

Your article will be made open access immediately on publication.


Please contact your university or library with questions or visit for more information.

1If you are no longer affiliated with an eligible Dutch University/UMC (VSNU) institution at the point of acceptance of your paper, you do not qualify.

2If you don't order OnlineOpen initially, your manuscript will be published under the traditional closed access model. You may order OnlineOpen retroactively, but once your paper is published in Early View or In Issue online you are no longer eligible to publish OnlineOpen at no charge.

3Other article types e.g. letters, editorials etc. are excluded.