- publish in Open Access journals
- self-archive previous publications
- obtain funding through our publication fund
The publication fund is supported by the "Open Access Publishing Programme" of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in 2016.
""What is open access? Open access means that scientific literature should be publicly available, free of charge on the Internet so that those who are interested can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, refer to and, in any other conceivable legal way, use full texts without encountering any financial, legal or technical barriers other than those associated with Internet access itself."
(Source: http://openaccess.mpg.de/2365/en, last viewed on 28 January 2015)
- The "golden" road to Open Access is to first publish new findings in an Open Access medium. Gold Open Access is popular especially in the life sciences and in medical science. Open Access media in these particular disciplines often charge so-called "article processing charges (APC)" or "author fees".
- Taking the "green" road to Open Access, often called "self-archiving", means to republish a document that was originally (or is going to be) published in a closed access medium on an institutional repository or on a private homepage. Green Open Access includes preprints and postprints.
- Publishing professionally - quick and free of charge
- World-wide visibility and maximum search-engine exposure
- Cataloguing according to international cataloguing standards
- Long-term digital preservation, accessibility and readability
- Publications become available more quickly
- Open Access accelerates scholarly communication, promotes networking
- Application for reimbursement: Form
- The article is published in a 'genuine' Open Access medium: the contents of the journal will be publicly available directly upon publication
- Applicants must provide evidence that they are submitting or corresponding author and as such are liable for publication fees.
- The journal must meet quality requirements, e.g. be listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
- Publication fees for an article must not exceed EUR 2.000,-
Please make sure that the invoice is billed to "TU Dortmund Kreditorenbuchhaltung, Zentraler Rechnungseingang - UB, 44221 Dortmund", and that the invoice also contains a reference to Dortmund University Library (Universitätsbibliothek Dortmund, Vogelpothsweg 76, 44227 Dortmund). It must also be stated on the invoice that the publishing fees are mandatory.
If a publisher does not offer this form of payment, you may advance the amount with your personal credit card. In this case, please fill in the reimbursement form for cash expenditure and send it by email or post it to Universitätsbibliothek Dortmund.
TU Dortmund endorses the call for Open Access to scientific knowledge on the internet by the following provisions and recommendations:
TU Dortmund supports its scholars in publishing their research in Open Access media.
- TU Dortmund asks its scholars to make all their published articles publicly available on an academic repository, provided it is in their right to do so. TU Dortmund encourages its scholars not to grant publishers exclusive rights of use restricting their right to self-archiving.
- TU Dortmund institutional repository Eldorado offers scholars a maximum degree of visibility, authenticity, integrity and persistent citability for their Open Access publications.
- TU Dortmund University Library supports and advises researchers on all legal and practical matters of Open Access publishing.
- TU Dortmund has established an Open Access fund managed by TU Dortmund University Library to encourage publications in Open Access media employing discipline-specific means of quality assessment.
The aim of this resolution is to ensure a maximum degree of visibility for TU Dortmund scholars' research output. TU Dortmund acknowledges that publishing habits and thus requirements vary between disciplines, that scholars' autonomy in exercising their rights must not be restricted and that discipline-specific forms of quality assurance are essential also with regard to Open Access publishing.
TU Dortmund University Library currently participates in "Allianz-Lizenzen" with two publishers. Authors affiliated with TU Dortmund who have published journal articles with Hogrefe or Cambridge University Press between 2014 and 2016 are entitled to self-archive these articles on Eldorado, TU Dortmund University's institutional repository, under the following conditions:
- Hogrefe allows self-archiving of the accepted manuscript version provided by Hogrefe (post-print) after an embargo period of 12 months following publication. Hogrefe also grants a discount on publication through their Hogrefe OpenMind programme.
- Cambridge University Press allows self-archiving of the published version after an embargo period of one or two years.
- SCOAP³ stands for Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (Start 2014). SCOAP³ is a consortium of libraries and scientists aiming to make scientific publications in high-energy physics publicly available. The process of peer-review will be maintained for quality assessment.
- RSC Gold4Gold: TU Dortmund University Library holds a quota of tokens for publications in the Royal Academy of Science journals. Please enquire by email.
Additional Information and Regulations
- Publishing Open Access (Flyer for academic staff of TU Dortmund, PDF)
- Information on German copyright law
- Campus Research Bibliography and document repository Eldorado
- Additional Links
- Open Access consultation-hour: Every Monday from 2pm to 3 pm at the service centre
- Open Access author support: