Emerald Publishing Group 2021-2023

Publish free of charge in a selection of Emerald hybride- and all full open access journals.

Deal duration
Status licence


NOTE: In October the consortium article quota with Emerald for 2021 will be reached. When publishing in open access from that moment on, corresponding authors of participating universities and UMC’s are no longer able to publish without additional costs, but can claim a 10% discount on the regular Article Processing Charge (APC). The discount applies for the Emerald hybrid AND for their full open access journals. Please contact the OA representative of your university for help or additional information.


License and conditions

  • All Dutch universities  (including University Medical Centers) are part of this agreement. 

  • Emerald has maximum amount of vouchers available yearly for free of charge open access: 71 in 2021, 86 in 2022 and 101 in 2023. When a yearly maximum is reached, a message will be displayed here.

  • University affiliated (teaching and research staff, students employed/enrolled/otherwise accredited) corresponding authors can publish cost free open access in the hybride and full open access journals.

  • Publication types that are part of the agreement: original articles, review articles.

  • Attention: only the hybride journals that the universities subscribe to are part of the agreement; this differs per university.

  • Use the Open Access Journal Browser to find out if a specific journal is part of the agreement for your university.

  • If there are no vouchers left or a hybrid journal is not part of the agreement, a 10% discount can be claimed by affiliated corresponding auhtors on the payment of the open access fee.

 How does it work?

  • Use your institutional email address and select the correct institutional affiliation in during submission..

  • Upon submission corresponding authors are required to indicate that they want to make their article open access via a mandatory yes/no question.

  • See for more information Emeralds support page about 'Funded article processing charges'.


Meer informatie

Emerald's open access Partnership page.

For more info, please download the flyer: 'OA Voucher Leaflet

This contract discloses the 'Publish and Read Agreement SURF and Emerald 2021-2023'.  

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