When publishing Open Access articles researchers often have to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) to the publisher. The University of Antwerp already has several big deals with publishers for access to their journals. Since Open Access is constantly becoming more important, we strive to convert these deals into transformative agreements, which include arrangements about the APCs that authors have to pay to publish Open Access.

The University of Antwerp has agreements with the following publishers:

John Benjamins

Read & Publish deal 2023: no APC for corresponding/first authors of papers submitted in 2023 in all John Benjamins journals.

Cambridge University Press

Read & Publish deal 2022-2024: no APC for corresponding/first authors in all Open Access journals (Gold or Hybrid)


Institutional Open Access Program: 10% discount on APC in all journals

Some publishers work with "Subscribe to Open" models, where subscription payments convert gated access journals to full Open Access. The University of Antwerp has several "Subscribe to Open" subscriptions with publishers such as Liverpool University Press, Amsterdam University Press, etc.