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.
Open Access Policy
Open Access Officer
Open Access Officer for TU Darmstadt is Prof. Dr. Andrea Rapp. She is in charge of coordinating the OA measures within the university.
Open Access Week
TU Darmstadt participates in the international Open-Access-Week since 2016.
Reports about Open Access at TU Darmstadt
For the summer semester 2020, the Executive Board announced Prof. Dr. Andrea Rapp to be TU Darmstadt's Open Access Officer. go
TU Darmstadt is participating in the Germany-wide DEAL-contract, which was concluded with the scientific publisher Springer Nature. This agreement will allow you to access Springer Nature’s online journals and to benefit from new expanded possibilities to publish your research results as Open Access.
TU Darmstadt has reported its expenses for Open Access for the year 2019 to the OpenAPC initiative. go
The anniversary publication of the ULB Darmstadt “450 Years of Knowledge – Collecting – Communicating. From the Court Library to the University and State Library Darmstadt: 1567-2017” is now online. go
Braunschweig University Library, the University and State Library Darmstadt, TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and the Fraunhofer Information Center for Planning and Building are jointly developing the scientific information service for the subject areas of civil engineering, architecture and urban planning. go
An ORCID iD distinguishes you from other authors. The ORCID iD is a standardised, international and persistent identifier in form of a 16-digit number. It ensures the unique assignment to your publications and research data, but can also be used in communication with publishers or research funders. go
The ULB is member of the Open Library Community. Again in 2020, new publications in political sciences can be provided open access. go
This year, all events of the Open Access Week have concentrated on 21 October.
TU Darmstadt is taking part in the initiative OpenAPC and has reported its expenses for Open-Access for the years 2017 and 2018. go
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. go
The project “Open Access and Open Educational Resources in the Engineering Sciences” (OpenIng) was presented four times at the Open Access Days in Hanover (30.09.-02.10.19). go
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: www.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/oawoche
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. go
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. go
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
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 €. go
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 www.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/oa-fonds.