Open Access

In cooperation with the University and State Library Darmstadt, Technical University of Darmstadt supports free access (Open Access) to scientific sources of human knowledge and cultural heritage. To this end, ULB offers members and affiliates of TU Darmstadt a comprehensive range of services and consultation on Open Access and first and second publications.

Prof. Dr Andrea Rapp,
Open Access representative at TU Darmstadt

Open Access, i.e. free, public and reliable access to scientific literature, data and teaching/learning materials, promotes exchange and innovation in science. Society also benefits directly from access to the results of science and research, and in addition receives new opportunities for involvement and participation.

Porträt Andrea Rapp - OA-Beauftrage: Fotografin: Katrin Binner
Picture: Katrin Binner

Open Access framework conditions

The Open Access Policy (opens in new tab) (2019) is supplemented by TU Darmstadt's publication guidelines (opens in new tab) (2020). Furthermore, the Technical University has signed the “Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities” and LERU's (League of European Research Universities) “Moving Forward on Open Access” declaration.

General information on Open Access

Detailed information and offers for networking and training are compiled on the open-access.network platform.

Glossary of basic OA terms
Subject-specific information (e.g. repositories, journal titles, dissemination)

B!SON (Bibliometric und Semantic Open Access Recommender Network) aims to help you find a suitable OA journal for your article.

ULB Darmstadt's commitment to Open Access

Worldwide free access to research results (Open Access) is a basic prerequisite for the long-term availability of human knowledge independent of economic interests. As staff at the University and State Library, we are particularly committed to this desire for public access to scientific information, and therefore usually publish our scientific contributions as Open Access publications.

News on Open Access at TU Darmstadt