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OPEN ACCESS at TU Kaiserslautern

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The TU Kaiserslautern wants to make scientific knowledge extensively available. Open access has proven to be an effective model for publishing scientific work, providing worldwide, free and unrestricted access to research results. According to this principles in 2016 the president signed up the Berlin Declaration on Open Access. The university encourages scientists to publish their research results open access and has mandated the university library to coordinate the open access activities and engage in appropriate promotion. 

The university library is actively engaged in the field of open access. For several years the library provides the certified online publication platform KLUEDO to publish electronically generated and of high quality. This service is solely dedicated to university members and completely free of charge. After upload, all articles are online available worldwide and get stored in its long-term archives.

The open access publishing fund of the TU Kaiserslautern offers financial support for researchers who publish articles in open access journals. The DFG fund, available since 2018, may be used to cover publication costs.

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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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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Consulting service, Talks, KLUEDO

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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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Open Access Representative

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