Open Access Declaration of the University of Duisburg-Essen

The term Open Access means cost-free, unrestricted access to scientific publications and other scientific materials for all internet users.

The University of Duisburg-Essen’s Rector’s Office has decided to give its full support to Open Access activities at the university.

  • The University of Duisburg-Essen supports the demand for open access to scientific publications in the spirit of the “Berlin Declaration” of 2003.
  • The University of Duisburg-Essen strongly recommends that its researchers publish in Open Access journals. The university offers financial and organisational support to this end.
  • In addition, researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen are strongly encouraged to make their publications openly accessible, within the framework of copyright possibilities and author contracts with publishers, via the UDE's documents and publications server DuEPublico).
  • The University of Duisburg-Essen encourages its researchers, in doing so, not to transfer exploitation rights for their publications.
  • The University of Duisburg-Essen supports the principle that Open Access publications are given appropriate consideration and accorded equal status with traditional publications when judging research achievements.

Duisburg-Essen in October 2012.

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All contents on these pages are for information purposes only and are not legally binding.

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