Open Access Policy

Journal articles

For information about our policy on 'green' Open Access through Institutional Repositories, please consult our Rights Information page.

If you want or need to make the Version of Record of your article available through Open Access because of funder requirements, this can be arranged through payment of a fee (Article Publication Charge). This option is also available for previously published articles. The Version of Record is the version prepared and published by the publisher, on the basis of the final version of your manuscript (the 'Author Accepted Manuscript'). 

We prefer to use the CC BY-NC license, but if it is required because of a funder mandate, we will also accept the CC BY license.

The article publication charge is EUR 1800 (excl. VAT/tax). For articles that were published in an issue more than 12 months ago, a discount applies. Please contact us at openaccess at benjamins.nl to discuss the details, providing information on the article (title, authors, journal).

Corresponding authors from institutions with which we have a Read & Publish arrangement can publish Open Access without paying the fee; more information on the institutions and which articles qualify, can be found on this page.

Books

If you want to make the electronic edition of your book available through ‘gold’ Open Access immediately upon publication, this can be arranged through payment of a publication fee. Open Access - online-only - publication of books also offers possibilities for publishing materials that are not quite book-length (but too long for a journal article).

The publication fee will depend on the type of book (size, complexity of the formatting, etc.) and any expected revenue from print sales. Fees would be expected to be in the EUR 5,000-8,000 range (excl.VAT/tax).

For books we prefer to use the CC BY-NC-ND license, but if you require another license, this can be negotiated.

Open Access books are made available on our own JB e-Platform, through the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), and on Google Play. For all our books, including Open Access books, we have an archiving solution in place with Portico.

In all cases, a thorough assessment will take place before acceptance of your book for publication.

Please contact us at openaccess at benjamins.nl to discuss the details.

Articles in books

At this moment, we do not distribute articles from books as separate entities, and we do not have the possibility to publish individual articles in books as Open Access (unless the entire volume is Open Access, see above). For 'green' Open Access options for articles in books, please see the relevant section of our Rights Policy page.