Open Access Funding 2022

You publish - we support you!

In addition to the regular literature funds, the UL provides a DFG-funded publication fund.
The aim is to support authors by paying publication fees (e.g. Article Processing Charges: APCs) for Open Access publications (journals, monographs and collective works).

Current info:
For the journals of Frontiers Verlag, the list prices will apply from 2022, which are generally above the cost limit of the OA Publication Fund of € 2.000 brutto. Only a discount of 10% will be granted.

Publisher-specific
funding opportunities

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Contact

openaccess.ub@uni-due.de

Katrin Falkenstein-Feldhoff
OA representative
+49 (0) 203 379 1504

Katrin Wibker
University Clinic Essen
+49 (0) 201 723 3330

Dorothee Graf
Funding of monographs
+49 (0) 201 183 3721

Send your invoice to:

University Library Duisburg-Essen
Department 4 - Digital Library
Team Publication Services
Lotharstr. 65
D - 47057 Duisburg

University Clinic Essen (AöR)
Medical Library
Hufelandstr. 55
D - 45147 Essen

Funding of articles

The following funding conditions apply to Open Access funding for articles as of 01/01/2022:

Please note that the funding guidelines do NOT apply to the DEAL publishers Wiley and Springer Nature.
More information can be found under the publisher-specific funding conditions, as well as on UDE's memberships in e.g. MDPI and Frontiers.

Full funding is available if the following criteria are met:

  • You are a member of the University of Duisburg-Essen as submitting author or as corresponding author responsible for paying article processing fees in an Open Access journal.
     
  • The article is published in a journal whose articles are all accessible to users free of charge via the Internet as soon as they appear ("genuine open access journal" listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals) and which applies strict quality assurance procedures that are recognized in the respective subject.
     
  • Funding cannot be provided for publications that originated within bonus programs.
     
  • Publication fees may not exceed 2,000 EUR incl. 19% VAT per article for full funding.
     
  • Please note the information on the possibility of partial funding from 2022!
     
  • The articles must contain a reference to the funding (e.g. "We acknowledge support by the Open Access Publication Fund of the University of Duisburg-Essen.").

Please email the original invoice to
openaccess.ub@uni-due.de.

The UL will take care of the payment. Invoices will be processed in the order of receipt until the funds provided for this purpose from the publication fund have been exhausted.

Please note that no VAT may be shown on a foreign invoice; the publisher may require the VAT ID of the UDE (DE 811 272 995) for this purpose.

Partial funding for publication fees over 2.000 €

  • As a member of the University of Duisburg-Essen, you are responsible as submitting author or as corresponding author for the payment of article processing fees in an Open Access journal.
     
  • The article is published in a journal whose articles are all accessible to users free of charge via the Internet as soon as they appear ("genuine open access journal" listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals) and which applies strict quality assurance procedures that are recognized in the respective subject.
     
  • Funding cannot be provided for publications that originated within bonus programs.
     
  • For publication fees above €2,000, you can request a refund up to a maximum of €2,000 of the fees via this form after paying the invoice.
    Note: We recommend that you contact the publisher and ask for a reduction of the fees in order to receive full funding. We will be happy to assist you in this regard.
     
  • The articles must contain a reference to the support (e.g. "We acknowledge support by the Open Access Publication Fund of the University of Duisburg-Essen.").

Please email the original invoice together with the completed form to
openaccess.ub@uni-due.de.

The UB will then reimburse the pro-rata funding. Invoices will be processed in the order of receipt until the funds provided for this purpose from the publication fund have been exhausted.

Please note that no VAT may be shown on a foreign invoice; the publisher may require the VAT ID of the UDE (DE 811 272 995) for this purpose.

Funding of monographs

The following guidelines apply to funding monographs or collective works from the Open Access Monographs Publication Fund:

Members of the UDE are eligible for funding as authors or editors .

Scope of funding

  • The funding amount per publication is 4,500 € (gross).
    In the event of higher expenditure due to page size, a large number of illustrations and tables or high costs for image rights or licenses, this sum can be increased to a maximum of 6,000 € (gross).
  • Only costs for a genuine open-access publication will be funded; costs for a simultaneous print edition will not be funded.
  • Pro rata funding is possible.
  • The funding is limited to one publication per author per funding year.
  • A commitment for funding can only be guaranteed for a period of up to 12 months in order not to commit funds too long-term.

Quality assurance

  • Quality assurance must be granted (e.g. through peer review, peer reviewers, editors, scientific editing, etc.).
    This is common for publishers listed in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB).

Legal information

  • The publication is made under an Open Access compliant license, a CC-BY license is recommended. In addition, the publications receive Persistent Identifiers, i.e. a DOI or URN.
  • The rights to illustrations and other third party material have been clarified.
  • Long-term archiving must be guaranteed (e.g. via the German National Library)

Legal notice / Imprint

  • Information on Open Access and the CC license is clearly contained in the imprint of the online and print editions.
  • Upon publication, the publications (print and online editions) contain a note that they were funded by the UDE publication fund.

The funded publications are made available on the UDE document server DuEPublico.

Please enter your data on the publication for which you would like to apply for funding in the form.
You are welcome to contact us in advance by phone or e-mail for advice.

Contact:
Dorothee Graf
+49 (0) 201 183 3721

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