Open Access publishing fund

Open Access Publishing Fund


When publishing in open access journals costs in form of an open access article processing charge (APO = Article Processing Charge) may occur in the process of submission and quality assurance (e.g. peer reviews).

In many cases this costs are to be born by the authors. Since January 2017 TU Darmstadt has been funding publications of research results of its members in open access journals by publication fund. This publication fund can be used to finance article processing fees.

The open access publication fund of TU Darmstadt is financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Publication Consulting

We recommend (even at higher costs than €2000) contacting the Team Electronic Publishing to clarify the eligibility of your article and to support you in negotiating discounts.

Prerequisites for subsidies

The costs for your open access article may be paid by TU Darmstadt's OA publishing fund, if…

Procedure of reimbursement

There are two possible ways for using the open access fund:

All papers covered by the fund are additionally published on TUprints.
„We acknowledge support by the German Research Foundation and the Open Access Publishing Fund of Technische Universität Darmstadt.“

Further funding opportunities:

Funding of open access publications from completed BMBD-funded projects (post-grant-fund)

In 2017 the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announced that open access publications from BMBF-funded projects can be accepted up to a maximum amount of €2400 eben after the end of the funding phase.The exact conditions can be found here.

The funding conditions differ from those of the DFG-funded open access fund of TU Darmstadt.

The BMBF fund can also be used to finance publication fees above €2000 on a prorata basis, as well as open access articles in subsricption journals (hybrid open access).