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.
Open Access framework conditions
The (opens in new tab) (2019) is supplemented by TU Darmstadt's Open Access Policy (opens in new tab) (2020). Furthermore, the Technical University has signed the publication guidelines and “Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities”'s (League of European Research Universities) “Moving Forward on Open Access” declaration. LERU
General information on Open Access
Glossary of basic OA terms
(e.g. repositories, journal titles, dissemination) Subject-specific information
: self-study course with videos, texts, graphics and links to OA and tips for your own publishing practice (in German language) Open Access for beginners
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.