Open Access at Aarhus University

  • Information about Open Access for you as a researcher

Open Access

Open Access is about the free access of publicly funded research, i.e. free access to read and use academic literature, including the possibility of unrestricted downloads from academic publications.

With Open Access, all interested parties will have ready access to published research. Access will not be dependent, as is often the case in the current publishing system, on whether you have personally (or via your library) subscribed to a particular journal.

Open Access has no influence on the quality assurances that form part of the publishing process (peer review).

With Open Access (OA), there are basically two models to follow: 'the green model' and 'the golden model'.

New Wiley agreement 2022-2025

Det Kgl. Bibliotek has entered a four-year agreement with Wiley from 2022 to 2025. An agreement that, among other things, ensures more options for open access publishing.

Read more about the agreement and what it means for you, who are affiliated with Aarhus University.

Open Access policy at Aarhus University

Aarhus University (AU) supports the idea of the national Open Access strategy and strives to create free access for all citizens, researchers and companies to research publications produced as part of research conducted at AU. Open Access offers direct access to published research results for everyone. Access does not depend on users having subscribed to a journal, either personally or via their library.

Open Access publication

Read about your different publication choices with regards to Open Access.

Open Access and foundations

How do Danish and foreign funding bodies regard Open Access publication?

Is there anything you should be particularly aware of?

Open Access and copyright

What should you be aware of when it comes to copyright and Open Access?

Open Access and social media

How do publishers regard Open Access on social media?

Advantages of Open Access

What are the benefits of publishing via Open Access and what consequences can there be?

Open Access in Pure

How can AU Library help you with Open Access in Pure?

Make your publication accessible via Open Access in Pure

Contact AU Library’s Open Access support

If you have any questions about Open Access, you are very welcome to contact AU Library's Open Access support: