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Open Access at TU Kaiserslautern

The university library is actively engaged in the field of open access, which has proven to be an effective model for publishing scientific work, providing worldwide, free and unrestricted access to research results. Accordingly the president of the TU Kaiserslautern signed up the Berlin Declaration on Open Access. The university encourages scientists to publish their research results open access (Open Access Policy).
For several years the library provides the certified online publication platform KLUEDO to publish electronically generated degree theses and papers of high quality.
Since 2018 the Open Access Publishing Fund (DFG) of the TU Kaiserslautern offers financial support for researchers who publish articles in gold open access journals.

Financing of OA-Publications

Since the beginning of 2018 a publication fund supports scientists at the TUK when publishing open access.

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Open Access Strategies

There are different paths (gold road, green road) to make scientific publications available. Thus, all that glitters is not gold.

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Online-Coffee Lectures

Open Access - Erster Überblick
PDF (German only)

Open Access - Was heißt das? Was gilt es zu beachten?
PDF (German only)

The Paths of Open Access
Video (7:45 min)

The DOAJ and the choice of suitable OA journals
Video (7:46 min)

Publication Fund
Video (8:40 min)

Why an ORCID?
Video (5:40 min)

Open Educational Resources

Free educational materials

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OA Journals and OA Books

Information for authors

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Evaluation of Open Access

Impact Factor, Predatory Journals

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KLUEDO publication server

Document server of the University of Kaiserslautern

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Contact and individual advice

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail and arrange an individual consultation appointment if required.

Open Access Representative

Please direct all inquiries by e-mail:

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