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Open Access - We provide guidance and support!

Open access means free access to scientific publications on the Internet. The basic idea behind open access is that publicly funded research should be accessible free of charge. More and more projects, which are financed by research funds, have to be published open access. Open access is thus well on the way to becoming a standard for scientific publishing. [...more]

Open Access Publishing outwith the University

When you publish outwith the university, you publish your work in external publishers. We provide you with an advisory service.

Open Access Publishing outwith the University (in German)

Open Access Publishing Fund

Financial support from the Publishing Fund can be applied for through us for eligible works.

Open Access Publishing Fund (in German)

Agreements with External Publishers

We can offer reduced Article Processing Charges (APC) on the basis of our contracts with various publishers.

This only applies to members of the University of Tübingen.

Agreements with external publishers (in German)

Additional Information

  • – The information platform for a thematic, discipline-specific and target group oriented (e.g. author or founder of a journal) introduction to the topic of Open Access.

  • Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
    The OASPA unites publishers who have committed themselves to Open Access standards through voluntary self-regulation.

  • Check the trustability of a journal
    Think Check Submit

  • Overview of publishers' secondary publication guidelines

  • Open access guidelines of important research funders

  • Financing options for your intended publication

  • ORCID - a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher