Open Access Library

The Open Access Library offers scientific publications for free. No log-in, no price tag.
We give publicly funded research back to you. Connect science and society.

Because

  • A large part of publicly funded research is trapped behind a paywall.
  • The cost to read a scientific journal can reach up to €20,000 a year.
  • Most research data financed with public money is not publically available.

In short, we don’t have full access to knowledge we already pay for. If access is available, we are often required to pay again.

    The mission of the United Academics Foundation is to connect science and society: creating a world where scientific research results are accessible for all, so that knowledge can easily spread and be built upon.

    Contact

    UNITED ACADEMICS
    United Academics Foundation
    KvK: 56638396
    Address; Mauritskade 63 1092 AD Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Phone: +31206204446

    We have
    publications in our library

    Louis Lapidaire

    Louis Lapidaire
    Founder

    Rita Silva

    Rita Silva
    Editor-in-chief of UA Magazine

    Rita joined the United Academics' team as a student in Biomedical Sciences in Amsterdam. As of July 2016, she started her position of Editor-in-chief in UA Magazine, where she cooperates with a team of bloggers and editors to deliver the latest science news.

    Anna Keuchenius

    Anna Keuchenius
    COO

    Anna sees the scientific community from a complex systems perspective and is keen to understand more about its dynamics to encourge open access. At United Academics, Anna supervises daily activities. Meanwhile, she is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam, conducting research on diffusion.

    Nesru Koroso

    Nesru Koroso
    Open Access Researcher

    Passionate about science and research. Nesru is currently researching and writing on Open Access for scholarly materials. His main ambition is to bridge the North-South knowledge gap. Nesru holds a Master degree in Geoinformation Science from University of Twente, Enschede.

    Ben Mezger

    Ben Mezger
    Hacker

    You can find Ben all over the world, he is focussed on computer security, so you might find him on the cyberworld or somewhere in your operating system. He is currently in Latin America, working as a researcher and backend developer for United-Academics.

    Kellie English

    Kellie English
    Social Data Analyst

    Kellie is passionate about open source technologies and open access. She works for United Academics as both a junior developer and as social data analyst, organizing social media campaigns using analytics and her background in anthropology. Kellie recently graduated from the University of Amsterdam with an MsC in Information Studies.

    Martin de la Riva

    Martín de la Riva
    Full Stack Developer

    Martín, from Madrid, is a Computer Science Engineer who is currently doing a masters in Artificial Intelligence. He is especially interested in research fields that are able to create useful tools to help people achieve their goals. Martín is a lifelong learner, experiencer and travel lover. He is helping United Academics as a Full Stack Developer, to connect people to science.

    Mehdi Zamani

    Mehdi Zamani
    Business Development & Communications Intern

    With a background in humanities and engineering, Mehdi joined United Academics as a business developer. His role is to connect the foundation with universities and non-academic research institutions concerned with the open science movement.

    Areti Kotsolakou

    Areti Kotsolakou
    Marketing & Social Data Analysis Intern

    Areti has a background in Communication studies as well as in Linguistics. Currently, she is doing a Research Master in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. She joined the United Academics team as a Marketing & Social Data Analysis Intern.

    Lamunier Costa

    Lamunier Costa
    .NET Developer

    Erik Schoorl

    Erik Schoorl
    IT Admin