Open Access at TU Darmstadt

Open Access at TU Darmstadt

TU Darmstadt supports free access to scientific information, sources of human knowledge and cultural heritage, in short: open access. For this purpose, TU Darmstadt signed the “Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge” and joined LERU’s (League of European Research Universities) “Moving Forwards on Open Access” declaration.

TU Darmstadt participates in the international Open-Access-Week since 2016.

Reports about Open Access at TU Darmstadt

  • 2019/10/10

    Panel Discussion on 21 october at 5:00 p.m.

    Open Access Woche 2019

    The Executive Committee invites all members of TU to participate in the Open Access Week at the TU Darmstadt. The panel discussion “Quality, Reputation and Impact” thematized the extent to which Open Access publications are suitable for meeting high scientific standards and at the same time enhancing one's own reputation.

  • 2019/09/25

    International Open-Access-Week 2019

    For the fourth time already, the TU Darmstadt will be taking part in the International Open Access Week from 21 to 25 October with various events. This year, the focus will be on implementing the new OA policy. Programme and further information:

  • 2019/09/13

    New Open Access Policy at TU Darmstadt

    With the adoption of the Open Access Policy of TU Darmstadt in the Senate, the University reaffirms its commitment to free access to scientific information.

  • 2019/08/21

    „Open“ engineering science at TU Darmstadt – the OpenIng project

    A further method for the realisation and reinforcement of Open Access (OA) and Open Educational Resources (OER) at TU Darmstadt is the OpenIng project to intensify and make publications and teaching materials for the engineering sciences easier.

  • 2019/04/26

    TU Darmstadt participates in DEAL-Contract with Wiley

    The DEAL Project which has been started by the alliance of German science organizations aims to conclude license agreements covering all electronic journals of international academic publishers. A first nationwide contract has now been signed with the publisher Wiley.

  • 2018/05/29

    Open Access Publications Fund at TU Darmstadt in 2017

    In 2017 the TU Darmstadt in collaboration with the German Research Foundation (DFG) opened an Open Access Publications Fund. It was established to promote and support scientific publications in open access journals. more>>

  • 2018/02/06

    Open access publications of TU9 quick and easy

    A new interface on the joint website of the TU9-universities allows a targeted search for all open access publications of TU9:

  • 2018/01/19

    Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports project „OpenIng“

    OpenIng is a project to raise the awareness for open access publication models in the engineering sciences. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports the joint project between the TU Darmstadt and the universities of Braunschweig and Stuttgart with 300000 €.

  • 2017/08/01

    Guidelines for TUprints enhanced and updated

    The publication service of the TU Darmstadt “TUprints” has been updated and enhanced guidelines have been published. The open-access repository gives all members of the university the opportunity to publish academic papers electronically as a first or second publication.

  • 2017/01/24

    Open access publishing fund

    Since January 1st 2017 the TU Darmstadt finances the publication of current research results of its members in fee-based open access journals. For detailed information see