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 TU Darmstadt has signed the “Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge” and agreed to the “Moving Forwards on Open Access” the LERU (League of European Research Universities) from October 2015. Researchers at the TU Darmstadt should, wherever possible, make the digital full texts of their publications available in open access. This can be done in two ways.
Green open access
Green open access means that in addition to publication in a fee-based journal, a digital version of the article is made available immediately or retrospectively via an institutional or disciplinary document server. The ULB offers with TUprints a comprehensive offer for your electronic (second) publication.
Golden open access
Golden open access means that, for example, scientific articles are freely available online through publication in an open access journal immediately after quality assurance (peer review, evaluation, editing). Gold open access is often associated with article processing charge (=APC). Since 2017 a publication fund is supporting authors of the TU Darmstadt when publishing in fee-based open access journals.
Open Access in general
- The platform open-access.net gathers a lot of basic information about open access.
- Questions about copyright are answered by IUWIS, the copyright infrastructure for science and education.
- The Sherpa/RoMEO database answers the question: “What do individual publishers allow for self-archiving in open access?”.
- SPARC Europe – Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition in Europe.
- Opening Science – The Evolving Guide on How the Internet is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing.
- A video of PhD-Comics to the question: “What is Open Access?”
- Berlin Declaration on open access to scientific knowledge, 2003.
- “Positions for the creation of a scientifically adequate open access publication market”. A position paper of AG Open Access Gold as part of the Priority Initiative Digital Information the Alliance of German Science Organisations, 2015.
- “Christmas is over. Research funding should go to research, not to publishers!” Moving Forwards on Open Access- LERU statement for the 2016 Dutch EU Presidency, October 2015.
- The Cost of Knowledge – the boycott initiative against the scientific publisher Elsevier, initiated in 2012 by mathematician and Fields medal winner Timothy Gowers.
Search for open access publication opportunities
Directory of Open Access Journals. DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.