Green Open Access
Classic commercial publications can also be made available as secondary publications in Open Access. When doing so, you must take into account the publishing policy and contracts, which specify details of the permitted licences, time limits (embargoes) and permitted versions (pre- and postprint, manuscript).
Secondary publication under the German Copyright Act (UrhG)
The author is granted an inalienable . The manuscript version of the article may be republished 12 months after publication. Condition: At least half of the research activity was funded by public funds and the article was published in a periodical that appears at least twice a year. secondary exploitation right (Article 38 (4) UrhG)
Publishers' license agreements are collected in this database and evaluated on the basis of the respective publishing policy. Authors can query which secondary publication options the publisher allows for journal titles and sometimes also for conferences.
ATTENTION: In the event of doubt, your publishing contract will apply!
TUprints publication platform
The Open Access repository offers all members and associates of TU Darmstadt the option to publish scientific papers as electronic first or secondary publications. You will find information on the TUprints platform in the TUprints (opens in new tab). guidelines