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Open Access at the RPTU

The university library is actively engaged in the field of open access, which has proven to be an effective model for publishing scientific work, providing worldwide free and unrestricted access to research results. Accordingly the president of the TU Kaiserslautern signed up the Berlin Declaration on Open Access. The university encourages scientists to publish their results open access.

For several years the library provides the certified online publication platform KLUEDO to publish electronically generated degree theses and papers of high quality.

Until the end of 2021 the Open Access Publishing Fund (DFG) of the RPTU offered financial support for researchers who publish articles in open access journals.


Open Access News

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Issue 8/2023


We offer online coffee lectures as short videos. Just have a look and find out about various open access topics.

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Financing of OA-Publications

Scientists can use various funding options to publish open access articles in scientific journals or books.

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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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Biblio KL

The university bibliography (Biblio KL) lists scientific publications of affiliated members of the RPTU.

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Open Access Tools

Evaluate publishers, journals and books

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Creative Commons licenses

Pre-formulated copyright licences for OA-publications

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Predatory Publishing

Checklist for trusted journals

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Information for authors

Open access journals and books


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