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Financing of OA-Publications

Scientists can use various funding options to publish open access articles in scientific journals.
Good to know: In 2018 we have established a publication fund at TU Kaiserslautern to support researchers who are willing to publish articles in gold open access journals.

Financing of open access articles in journals

DFG publication fund (term of contract until 2021/12/31)

As part of the "Open Access Publishing" funding program, the DFG has been supporting universities since 2003 in promoting open access publishing. The DFG supports the establishment of open access publication funds at German universities over a period of several years. Through such a fund, payment of open access publication fees (article processing charge - APC) can be reimbursed to the scientists.

At TU Kaiserslautern we have established a publication fund to support researchers who are willing to publish articles in gold open access journals. The fund which covers article processing charges is part of DFG’s open access publishing program.


DEAL Wiley

DEAL Springer

Limited until 2022/12/31

Read access in over 1.600 Wiley hybrid journals

Publishing of open access articles in Wiley hybrid journals (from 1st of July 2019) and in Wiley gold open access journals (from 22nd of January 2019)

  • Publishing articles in hybrid journals (Wiley Online Open)
    If you are a corresponding author affiliated with TU Kaiserslautern, you are entitled to publish open access in hybrid journals of Wiley with fees covered by the German DEAL agreement. Select the "OnlineOpen" option when submitting your article.
  • Publishing articles in gold open access journals
    In gold open access journals all articles are published exclusively open access. The publisher offers a discount of 20 percent on the regular publication fees (APC).

The following costs are not covered: Abstract; Article Cover; Calendar of Events; Cover; Dissertation; Editorial; Erratum; Frontispiece; General Correspondence; General News; Index; Introduction; Issue Information; List of Reviewers; Media Review; Meeting Report; Miscellaneous; Obituary; Oration; Research News; Retraction Notice

Limited for 3 years until 2022/12/31

Read access in over 1.900 Springer Nature journals (Springer Medical, Palgrave, Adis and Macmillan Academic included)

Publishing of open access articles in Springer Nature hybrid journals (from 1st of January 2020) and in Springer Nature gold open access journals (from 1st of August 2020)

  • Publishing articles in hybrid journals (Springer Open Choice)
    If you are a corresponding author affiliated with TU Kaiserslautern, you are entitled to publish open access in journals of Springer Nature with fees covered by the German DEAL agreement. Select the "Open Choice" option when submitting your article.
    Article types eligible under this agreement are: Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication, Editorial Notes, Book Reviews, Letters and Reports.
  • Publishing articles in gold open access journals
    In gold open access journals all articles are published exclusively open access. The publisher offers a discount of 20 percent on the regular publication fees (APC). The discount does not apply to articles published in Nature Communications and Scientific Reports.

Article types eligible under this agreement are: Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication. Non-research articles in fully open access journals will not be covered by this agreement.

Author guide

You must identify yourself during the author identification process

  1. by the institution selected during this process (TU Kaiserslautern),
  2. by your institutional email address (uni-kl.de) or
  3. by location when submitting within the university's network (IP range)

OA Transformative Agreement for Nature and Nature Research Journals

2021/01/01 – 2024/12/31

Read access to the entire Nature portfolio, including the 21 Nature Reviews journals and all future Nature-branded journals to be published. According to the term of this contract, the access rights refer to the journal contents from 2021 until 2024.

Publishing of open access articles (primary research articles) in Nature and in 32 Nature research journals.
If you are a corresponding author affiliated with TU Kaiserslautern, the fees are covered by the agreement with the TUK.

Author guide – Nature Transformative Agreement for Germany

You must identify yourself during the author identification process

  1. by the institution selected during this process (TU Kaiserslautern),
  2. by your institutional email address (uni-kl.de) or
  3. by location when submitting within the university's network (IP range)
Please note:

Please choose the option to publish under a CC-BY license which is in line with the Fair principles.

Do you have any questions about publishing with one of the DEAL contract partners?

Interesting facts for authors: Which Creative Commons license am I supposed to choose?

Please choose the option to publish under a CC-BY license which is in line with the Fair principles.

The selection of the CC-BY-NC license is not recommended because it is considered to be too restrictive. The free reuse of publications especially in the privately financed education sector might be limited.

Information on licensing:
https://www.projekt-deal.de/faq-for-authors/

Discounts from publishers: detailed information on existing agreements

Please note: Funding for publications via the DFG publication fund is limited to a maximum of 2,000.00 euros including VAT, regardless of any discount granted by the publisher.

Members of the TUK receive a 15% discount on publication fees in the open access journal Science Advances. If the author is also a member of AAAS, a further discount of 4% is granted.

Instructions for authors

In 2021, AAAS is trialing allowing cOAlition S-funded authors to place a CC BY license or a CC BY-ND license on their author accepted manuscript. This policy will apply to any research submitted to the Science family subscription journals on or after 1 January, 2021 that was funded by those cOAlition S organizations that indicated adoption of the Plan S Rights Retention Strategy. (See here: https://www.coalition-s.org/plan-s-funders-implementation/.)

Quelle: Open Access at AAAS (https://www.sciencemag.org/authors/open-access-aaas)

Authors of the TUK get the following APC-discounts:
Journal article: USD 1500 instead of USD 1700
Proceedings article and proceedings of the ACM article: USD 800 instead of USD 900. In some cases the complete costs can be omitted.

Please contact the open access team in advance to clarify this aspect.

Members of the TUK receive discount due to the licensing plus in addition with membership in the society.
http://acsopenaccess.org/

Some magazines publish completely free of charge, e.g. AIMS Mathematics. http://www.aimspress.com/journal/Math

For some journals, members of the TUK receive a 50% discount on licensing of the magazine by the institution.
http://aimsciences.org/journal/1556-1801/NHM_OpenAccess

Term of contract of AIP consortium until 31st of December 2023

Corresponding authors affiliated with TU Kaiserslautern can publish their articles under an open access license (CC BY) in most hybrid AIP Publishing subscription journals. Please note that AIP Publishing's full open access (gold) journals are not included in this contract. After exceeding an article limit within the AIP consortium, APCs of $2,800 (list price $3,500) per article will apply.

Instructions for authors

Reduced APC for a corresponding author who is an active member of ASM at any level except the supporting member level.
https://aac.asm.org/content/publication-fees

IEEE members get 10% discounted on the article processing charge.

IEEE allows authors to post the accepted (not final) version of their article to their own website, their employer’s website, or a repository specified by their funding agency (green OA). Article upload on ResearchGate is not allowed.

Free publication (2 per year). Please contact the open access team concerning this option.

A 10% discount is available for all A-type articles whenever a Field Chief Editor, Specialty Chief Editor or Associate Editor is the corresponding author.
A 10% discount is available for all A-type articles whenever a Review Editor is the corresponding author and has submitted within 3 months of either joining the editorial board or completing a Frontiers article review.
A 10% discount is available for A-type articles submitted within the Research Topic deadline.
In cases where authors do not have the means to pay the APCs, they can apply for full or partial waivers.
https://www.frontiersin.org/about/publishing-fees

Authors of TUK are permitted to self-archive a version of final record of their article on an institutional or subject repository (e.g. arXiv) 12 months after first publication ("Embargo Period").

Members of the Institute of Physics and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft receive a 25% discount (applicable only once per article).
http://iopscience.iop.org/journal/1367-2630/page/Article%20charge

Discount for Members of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Please include your membership number in the online application form when requested to do so. We will then apply a 15% discount automatically.
http://www.rsc.org/journals-books-databases/open-access/gold-open-access/#apc

Authors who are referred via the Manuscript Transfer Program receive a 20% discount on the publication charge.
https://authorservices.wiley.com/open-science/open-access/about-wiley-open-access/manuscript-transfer-program.html

Authors submitting directly to the journal who belong to one of our supporting journals' societies receive a 10% discount on the publication charge.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/20457758/homepage/article_publication_charges.htm

Financing of Open Access Books and Articles in Books

You would like to publish a monograph, an anthology or a contribution to an anthology open access? Then please contact us. We will be happy to advise you on funding opportunities.

Open access strategies and funding opportunies from third-party funders

BMBF-strategy to promote Open Access

Open access is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), by setting a new open-access-clause for projects funded by the BMBF. This clause determines that all scientific articles from these founded projects have to be published under an open access model or have to be uploaded on a suitable document server after expiry of the embargo. The researchers remain free in their choice if at all and in which journal they decide to publish. By 2014 the Federal Government has created the legal basis with the introduction of the indispensable secondary exploitation rights for authors of scientific contributions.

Open-Access in Germany - Online-Publication (only in German)
BMBF-Funding guideline for the free flow of information in science (only in German)

 

BMBF - Post grant funding

To support researchers making their publications freely available to the public the BMBF provides funds to cover open access publications of expired BMBF-funded projects, up to 2400 € net. This fund is intended open access publication of scientists working at non-profit-organisations with expired projects funded by the BMBF.

Requirements for the Post-Grant-Reimburses:

  • The approval period of the BMBF-funded project has ended no more than three years ago (the three-year period is determined by the date of the application).
  • The content of the open access publication is based on the expired BMBF-funded project.
  • A binding offer for publication is submitted, but no contract has yet been signed.
  • The publication fee can not be financed by other institutions or donors.

BMBF-Funding guideline for the free flow of information in science (only in German)

Open Access in Horizon Europe/Horizon 2020

The European Commission launched Open Research Europe, an open access publishing platform for scientific papers. The platform will present the results of research funded by Horizon Europe, the EU research and innovation programme for 2021-2027, and its predecessor, Horizon 2020. This new platform is an optional service for Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 beneficiaries so that they can comply with their funding requirements for immediate open access, at no cost to them.

Also research data from Horizon Europe/Horizon 2020 projects have to be published mandatory as open access.

Further information can be found here:

Press release European Commission 24th of March 2021

EU support for Open Access

Beneficiaries have to upload all their manuscripts and scientific data to an adequate repository. The metadata records have to be freely available and must include the following data:

  • terms ["European Union (EU)" & "Horizon 2020“/“Horizon Europe“]
  • name of the action, acronym and grant number
  • publication date, the length of the embargo period (if applicable) and a persistent identifier (e.g. ORCID)

The purpose of the bibliographic metadata requirement is to make it easier to find publications and ensure that EU funding is acknowledged.

H2020 Programme: Guidelines to the Rules on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Open Access to Research Data in Horizon 2020, p. 7 (version 3.2, 2017/03/21)

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
Deputy
Clerk
Coordinator

Please direct all inquiries by e-mail: openaccess(at)ub.uni-kl.de

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