Notes for authors

Where can I publish Open Access?

In general, you can publish Open Access in journals, repositories and books. You will find a subject-specific introduction to to the topic of your discipline on the Open Access Plattform.
We are pleased to advise you in which journals with a high reputation in your subject you can publish. If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail: openaccess(at)tu-braunschweig.de

Comprehensive directories of OA journals, repositories and books:

What does an OA publication cost and how can it be financially funded?

The costs for the Green Way and the Golden Way in Open Access publishing are fundamentally different.
The Green Way (so-called second publication, see below) is free of charge for you as an author. The running costs for the Repository of TU Braunschweig are financed by the university library.
When publishing the Golden Way, authors often have to pay the publication costs, so-called Article Processing Charges (APC).

The following funding schemes are available to scientists and researchers at TU Braunschweig:
 

  • Open Access Publication Fund of TU Braunschweig
    Researchers at TU Braunschweig can apply for funding from the Open Access Publication Fund of TU Braunschweig for publishing articles in Open Access journals: Application form.
  • Wiley (DEAL)
    From 1st July 2019 onwards, all articles by corresponding authors of TU Braunschweig will be published Open Access. Invoicing is handled centrally by the university library.
    Hybrid journals (OnlineOpen): no separate costs will be charged, please choose the CC-BY license for your article. There is no need to fill in the application for funding.
    Open Access journals: 20% discount.
    Further information can be found on the publisher's website.
     
  • SpringerNature (DEAL)
     From 1 January 2020, corresponding authors at TU Braunschweig will be able to publish Open Access. Invoicing is handled centrally by the university library.
    Hybrid journals (Springer OpenChoice): no separate costs will be charged, please choose the CC-BY license for your article. There is no need to fill in the application for funding.
    Open Access journals: 20% discount (except Nature Communications and Scientific Reports).
    Further information can be found in the SpringerNature-DEAL contract and in the Springer Guide for Corresponding Authors.
  • MDPI Publishers: 25% discount
    The TU Braunschweig is a member of MDPI Publishers, in their journals you get 25% discount on the APC. Funding through the OA Publication Fund is possible, please submit an application: to the application form
    Further information can be found on the publisher's website.
  • Copernicus
    automatic coverage of APC under 2,000 EUR in Gold Open Access journals including central invoicing via the university library.
  • EDP Sciences: 20% discount
    Authors of TU Braunschweig receive a 20% discount on APC. Information about the participating journals can be found in the PDF.
  • ECS The Electrochemical Society - ECS PLUS Consortium
    Authors of the TU Braunschweig can publish Open Access free of charge and without limitation of the number of articles. For further information see the flyer.
  • IOP Press
    Golden Open Access Journals: Reviewers receive a 10% discount per review on a Golden Open Access publication.
  • Cambridge University Press (CUP)
    Hybrid Journals: You can publish Open Access in all journals licensed by us without limitation and free of charge. Detailed information can be found on the publisher's website.
  • Cogitatio Press: 20% discount
    for corresponding authors at TU Brauschweig in all journals. Funding through the OA Publication Fund is possible, please submit an application: to the application form

If you have any questions, please contact the Open Access team via openaccess(at)tu-braunschweig.de.

Does Open Access increase the visibility of my publications?

According to current studies, the visibility of freely accessible publications is higher than that of paid publications. Visibility is measured by the citation frequency. This citation frequency is an important factor in the calculation of the Journal Impact Factor (JIF). It provides information on the quantity of citations of all articles published in a journal in a twelve-month period. Studies on citation frequency have shown that some Open Access journals already have a higher impact factor than equivalent subscription journals.

How do I use my secondary publication right?

A further publishing of an article after its first publication in a conventional journal is called Secondary Publication. The second publication may be useful if the article is restricted in the publisher's journal. If authors have assigned their exploitation rights for their articles to a publisher, they are no longer entitled to make the articles freely accessible via the Internet. The consent of the publishers is then required.

You can use the SHERPA/RoMEO list to find out under what conditions publishers allow secondary publications. Most publications may be re-published after a waiting period of 12 months.

 

Changes in copyright law§ 38(4) UrhG ) allow a second publication since 1st January 2014 without consideration of your publishing contract under the following conditions:

  • first publication dates back one year
  • the publication was created within the framework of at least half of a research activity funded by public funds (e.g. DFG, BMBF)
  • the publication was published in a periodical which is published at least twice a year (no conference proceedings)
  • the secondary publication does not serve any commercial purpose


If you would like to publish your articles and research results as a second publication, we are pleased to support you. The Digital Library is the Official Repository of TU Braunschweig and offers all requirements for a second publication.
Please contact us:
e-mail: digibib@tu-braunschweig.de
telephone: 0531 391 5052