(Publisher's contact details):


(Place and date):


Dear Sir/Madam,

I am contacting you concerning the following article/monograph/book/book series to be published by your publishing house for which I am the corresponding author:

Title: ______________________________________________________________________

Corresponding Author: ________________________________________________________

Journal/Book/Book Series: _____________________________________________________

The research underlying this article/book/book series [is being] [has been] (co-)funded by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) and/or the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA). MTA and OTKA mandates Open Access in line with the European Commission’s initiative. The wider goal of this mandate is to improve access to the results of publicly funded research.

In order to comply with the Mandates I wish to opt for an addendum to the publication agreement. I am attaching this document for your consideration and signature.

I look forward to your reply, and thank you for your support and collaboration on this matter.

Sincerely yours,


(Name and signature of corresponding author)

- Signed publication agreement
- Signed addendum to the publication agreement for signature by publisher

The MTA Open Access Mandate: (in Hungarian). (English summary)

Press release on the introduction of the OTKA Open Access Mandate: (in Hungarian)

The Eurpean Commission Policy Initiative: