Financing of OA-Publications

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

Financial support for Open Access publications

Publicationfonds 2024

Information about the Publication Fund 2024 will follow at a later date.

Financing of open access articles in journals

DEAL Wiley

Limited until 2023/12/31

 

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 RPTU, 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

Workflow OnlineOpen
Workflow Open Access
How to convert Opt-Out publications to Open Access at Wiley

Hindawi journals: Authors submit their manuscript to Hindawi via the Phenom system. You indicate your affiliation when submitting the manuscript. Only one corresponding author can be specified in Phenom. Please note that only this step triggers eligibility. This means that the eligible corresponding author must submit and correctly select the affiliation.

 

Wiley / Hindawi Journal List

As of 1st of  January 2023, the OA agreement with Wiley has been extended including more than 1,880 Hindawi journals.

 

 

Please note that the DEAL agreements cover the costs of open access publishing, but do not cover any print-related services that you may order for your article in the course of publication, e.g. colour charges, page charges, etc.; these are at your own expense.

 

DEAL Springer

Limited until 2023/12/31

 

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 RPTU, 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 (RPTU),
  2. by your institutional email address (uni-kl.de, uni-landau.de, rptu.de) or
  3. by location when submitting within the university's network (IP range)

 

Please note that the DEAL agreements cover the costs of open access publishing, but do not cover any print-related services that you may order for your article in the course of publication, e.g. colour charges, page charges, etc.; these are at your own expense.

 

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 RPTU, the fees are covered by the agreement with the RPTU.

 

Author guide

You must identify yourself during the author identification process

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

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 RPTU, the fees are covered by the agreement with the RPTU.

 

AIP Publishing

2024/01/01 - 2024/12/31

 

Read access to the entire e-journal portfolio of IOP Publishing.

 

Corresponding authors affiliated with RPTU 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.

 

AIP Publishing journal list (only hybrid open access journals are covered by the contract)

 

Public Library of Science PLOS

2023/01/01 – 2024/12/31

 

Read access to the entire e-journal portfolio of PLOS

 

Publishing of open access articles in 12 gold open access journals. New journals added to the portfolio during the term of contract are also covered by the contract. If you are a corresponding author affiliated with RPTU, the fees are covered by the agreement with the RPTU.

Submission guide

Publishing FAQs

Please note the following when submitting your article:

  • If availabe, use your ORCID ID to register in the "Editorial Manager" of PLOS.
  • Please choose the option "My institution will fully or partially pay".
  • When entering your affiliation in the PLOS "Editorial Manager", select "RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau" from the drop-down menu.
Hogrefe

2024/01/01 – 2026/12/31

 

Read access to the entire e-journal portfolio of Hogrefe.

 

Publishing of open access articles in any of the transformative journals in the PsyJOURNALS portfolio. If you are a corresponding author affiliated with RPTU, the fees are covered by the agreement with the RPTU.

Reduced APCs for papers in Hogrefe gold open access journals
Since the following titles are already full open access journals, papers in them are not covered by the transformative agreement. Hogrefe grants participating institutions a 25% reduction on regular APCs (article publication charge) for these journals. All that you as an author need to do is to claim your APC reduction is to apply and send Hogrefe proof that you are working at RPTU.

 

Frontiers

2023/09/01 – 2026/08/31

 

Read access to the entire Frontiers e-journal portfolio.

Open Access publishing component for all journals of the publisher. If the corresponding author belongs to the RPTU, invoicing is done centrally to the UB. The UB invoices the corresponding article fees to the author(s). Under this contract, the publisher grants a 5% discount on the APC for articles by corresponding authors of the RPTU for each publication.

Rockefeller University Press

2024/01/01 – 2026/12/31

Publications by RPTU authors will be made open access after six months.

Taylor and Francis

2024/01/01 – 2026/12/31

Reading access to Taylor and Francis e-journals licensed by the University Library.

Open access publishing component for corresponding authors of RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau in all T&F Open Select Journals.

Journals that are converted from Open Select Journals (Hybrid) to Fully Open Access Journals (Gold) during the term of the agreement can continue to be published free of charge under the transformation agreement.

The publisher grants authors a 15 percent discount on the APC (Article Processing Charge) for pure Open Access journals (Gold).

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 contract partners?

Please contact us.

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.

DEAL authors can find information on licensing here. Please also pay attention to our website on Creative Commons licenses.

 

Open access strategies and funding opportunies from third-party funders

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)

Open-Access-Team

Julia Heitmann-Pletsch

OA-Coordinator
Central Library
Building: 32
67663 Kaiserslautern

E-Mail: ub-openaccess@rptu.de

Dr. Katharina Niederprüm

Deputy OA-Coordinator
Building: 14
67663 Kaiserslautern

E-Mail: ub-openaccess@rptu.de

Janine Reichert, Nicolas Roth, Melanie Sparre

Central Library
Building: 32
67663 Kaiserslautern

E-Mail: ub-openaccess@rptu.de