Information for Authors from the Netherlands


As of 1 January 2020 authors from an institution affiliated with the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU) may publish research and review articles in open access in any of Brill's journals. The Article Publication Charge (APC) for these journals will be waived.

The article’s corresponding author must be from an eligible university and the article must be published on or after the 1st of January 2020. The regular submission and peer review processes apply.

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Eligible Institutions

  • University of Amsterdam
  • VU University Amsterdam
  • University of Groningen
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Tilburg University
  • Utrecht University
  • Wageningen University
  • Leiden University

With the University of Maastricht a different agreement has been reached regarding Open Access. Further details can be obtained at the university’s Open Access desk.

Eligible Authors

Teaching and research staff employed by or otherwise accredited to one of the eligible institutions as well as students enrolled or accredited to one of the eligible institutions.

In case of articles published by multiple authors, the corresponding author will be eligible for the waiver.

How to publish your article in Open Access

Submit your article to your journal contact at Brill with the request to publish in Open Access and indicate that you are an author affiliated with one of the eligible institutions in the Netherlands. Once the article gets accepted it will be published in Open Access right away and free of charge.

If you submit your article through Editorial Manager, you will be asked during the submission process whether you are eligible for the agreement. Once the article is accepted, it will be published in Open Access right away and free of charge.

For questions on Open Access publishing at Brill please contact