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Do you, as a researcher, need practical help or advice about matters relating to publishing your research? The UG can help researchers with matters including: open access procedures, applying for an ISBN, negotiating with publishers, and publishing with the University of Groningen Press.

Publishing research

Publishing research

There is a lot to be done before you can publish your research: from applying for an ISBN to uploading the publication in the research portal. The UG can give researchers practical support and guidance when publishing their research output.

More information and support

More information about important matters relating to publishing your research is given below.


Pure is a digital environment for managing, presenting, and sharing your publications, research profile, and CV. Pure helps to make your research findings, and activities, visible in order to heighten the impact and societal relevance. All UG researchers are obliged to enter their research output in Pure. All your output is available via the University of Groningen Research Portal, and visible on your personal profile page.

If you have any questions about adding your content to Pure, go to the FAQ for detailed information on this subject.

University of Groningen Press (UGP)

Do you want to publish a book or a magazine? University of Groningen Press guides researchers working at or with the UG, and gives them a platform for publishing books, magazines, and other publications.

Publishing in English

Do you intend to publish your research in English and want to improve your academic writing skills? The UG offers a course in publishing in English.  

Research portal

The academic world sets great store by the open access publishing of research. All publications that you upload in Pure automatically appear in the public research portal.


ORCID iD is a personal identification code for researchers who want to publish their work.

An ORCID iD links your unique identity to your publications and research activities, preventing name confusions.  If you do not yet have an ORCID iD, you can apply for one free of charge.

Support with DOI

What is DOI?

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a so-called ‘persistent identifier’ (PID), which is a long-lasting reference to a digital object. While a URL may expire (‘link rot’) and content on webpages may change (‘content drift’), PIDs are managed and kept up-to-date over a long period of time. 

UB support ('request-a-DOI)

The UB assigns DOIs and rich metadata to deposited datasets in various UG and UMCG data repositories. This ‘request-a-DOI-service’ is offered in cooperation with DataCite, which is a leading global non-profit provider of DOIs for research data.

If you have a question regarding DOI’s or would like to know more about the request-a-DOI-service of the UB, please visit our website, or contact Welmoed Bekius.

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Open access

Open access

Publishing your research in open access under a free licence means that other people can consult, distribute, and reuse your research. Open access publishing increases the visibility of your research and the societal impact that your publication can have. In addition, increasingly more research funding bodies insist that publicly funded research is published via open access.

Open access publishing

Thanks to open access agreements between Dutch universities and academic publishers, researchers can publish open access in thousands of journals free of charge or with a discount. As well as a national UNL agreement, the UG and the UMCG also have a number of local agreements with academic publishers. 

Support with open access publishing

Do you need help with open access publishing? Are you interested in finding out about the different ways that you can publish research via open access? Or have you got a question about archiving your publication in Pure? The UG has a lot of information about open access publishing. For specific questions about open access publishing in your field, please contact openaccess

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