Second Publication

Many publications can be published for the second time in Open Access. In its Open Access policy, TU Darmstadt formulates the goal of making as many as possible of its members' and dependants' publications freely accessible, thus promoting the dissemination of scientific findings.

Open-Access-Policy der TU Darmstadt (opens in new tab)

Green Open Access

Classic commercial publications can also be made available as second 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).

Information on the Green Open Access strategy

Green route of Open Access publishing

Second publication under the Copyright Act (UrhG)

The author is granted an inalienable secondary exploitation right (Article 38 (4) UrhG). 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.

Publishers' license agreements are collected in this database and evaluated on the basis of the respective publishing policy. Authors can query which second 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 TUprints Open Access repository offers all members and dependants of TU Darmstadt the option to publish scientific papers as electronic first or second publications. You will find information on the TUprints platform in the guidelines (opens in new tab).

Sie können einzelne Dokumente, bei denen eine Zweitveröffentlichung erlaubt ist, selbst in TUprints hochladen.

1. Register or log in to TUprints.

2. Upload the permitted file version and enter metadata.

3. Complete the“Contract for the publication of digital documents in TUprints” and send. Select “First and second publication” as the object of the contract.

ULB will take care of the publication and inclusion in the library databases.

The free Dissemin web service will support you with undertaking the second publication of your documents yourself and with no time constraints.

Dissemin finds scientific publications, checks their availability and uploads them to a free repository such as TUprints in just a few clicks.
Registration is with your TU ID or ORCID iD.

For the publication of any documents transmitted by Dissemin, we need one copy of the “Contract for the publication of digital documents in TUprints” – select “Dissemin” as the object of the contract. You will also be offered the contract in Dissemin.

ULB will take care of the Second Publication of all suitable publications for you. This will allow you an OA publication without requiring any additional time or effort for tasks such as checking rights, entering metadata or uploading files.

Our service for members and dependants of TU Darmstadt:

  • Legal checks of requirements for second publication
  • Contact with the publisher to obtain the necessary rights
  • If necessary, obtain the full texts from the publisher
  • Publication on TUprints, TU Darmstadt's repository
  • Inclusion in the library catalogue, as this increases visibility on the Internet.

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