Financing of open access articles in journals
Publication Fund of TU Kaiserslautern (Term of Contract until 2022/12/31)
DEAL Wiley (Term of Contract until 2022/12/31)
DEAL Springer (Term of Contract until 2022/12/31)
OA Transformative Agreement for Nature and Nature Research Journals (Term of Contract until 2024/12/31)
IOP Publishing (Term of Contract until 2024/12/31)
Interesting Facts for Authors: Which Creative Commons License am I supposed to choose?
Discounts from Publishers: Detailed Information on Existing Agreements
Publication fund of TU Kaiserslautern (term of contract until 2022/12/31)
After the DFG funding program has ended, the TU Kaiserslautern was able to successfully stabilize the publication fund for open access publications in journals.
Through this central fund, scientists may apply for financial support for their open access publication fees (APC - article processing charge). In contrast to the previous program, the following new funding criteria apply:
- There is no longer a fixed upper limit for the APC.
- The university library reimburses a basic grant of 750,00 €.
- The basic grant can be increased by an additional 250,00 € each through two criteria:
If the APC is less than the sum of the basic grant and the amounts provided by any of the additional criteria, you will only be reimbursed for the amount shown on the invoice.
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.
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.
You must identify yourself during the author identification process
- by the institution selected during this process (TU Kaiserslautern),
- by your institutional email address (uni-kl.de) or
- by location when submitting within the university's network (IP range)
2022/01/01 – 2024/12/31
Read access to the entire e-journal portfolio of IOP Publishing.
Publishing of open access articles in 56 (hybrid) journals and 18 gold open access journals. If you are a corresponding author affiliated with TU Kaiserslautern, the fees are covered by the agreement with the TUK.
Please choose the option to publish under a CC-BY license which is in line with the Fair principles.
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Interesting facts for authors: Which Creative Commons license am I supposed to choose?
Please choose the option to publish your article under a CC-BY license which is in line with the Fair principles.
The selection of non commercial licences („NC“), e.g. CC-BY-NC, is not recommended because they are considered to be too restrictive. The free reuse of publications might be limited. The boundary between commercial and non-commercial is often very blurred. For this reason, the NC licenses usually do not fulfill the desired purpose.
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Kreutzer, T. (2014). Open content - a practical guide to using creative commons licences. Bonn, Köln, Berlin: German Commission for UNESCO; North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz); Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft fur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V.
Discounts / OA-Regulations from publisher side
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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").
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.
Authors who are referred via the Manuscript Transfer Program receive a 20% discount on the publication charge.
Authors submitting directly to the journal who belong to one of our supporting journals' societies receive a 10% discount on the publication charge.
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:
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.
Contact and individual advice
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