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Financing for Publications

Open Access team in Home Office
The Open Access team is working from home. Please contact us if you have any questions. Applications for the Publication Fund are accepted. However, limitations in invoice processing are to be expected.

The TU Publication Fund

The TU Berlin Open Access Publication Fund support publications in journals, books and anthologies. Additional discounts on publication fees are available to TU affiliates.

Articles in Open Access journals

Since 1.1.2017 the TU Berlin maintains a publication fund to facilitate publications in Open Access journals.

Funding Conditions

Application

List of funded articles

Open Access books and anthologies

Since 1.4.2018 the TU Berlin maintains a publication fund to facilitate Open Access books and anthologies.

The available balance for the current year is 100,000 EUR.

Funding Conditions

Application

List of funded publications

Discounts for TU Members

The TU has arranged special open access terms with certain publishers, some of these imply discounts.

  1. BioMed Central
    TU members can receive partial funding for publication fees from BioMed Central. Please contact the OA team via email to get credentials for the submission process.
    BioMed Central (BMC)
  2. Copernicus
    Copernicus Publications is an Open Access publisher with 35 journals, mainly focussing on science. Members of TU Berlin can have the open access fee centrally financed by the library. Please provide your official TU mail address when submitting your article.
    https://publications.copernicus.org
  3. DeGruyter
    Members of TU Berlin receive a 20 % discount on publication fees for articles in gold and hybrid journals as well as OA book chapters and books at DeGruyter. If funding conditions for journals are met the invoicing is done centrally by the university library. For books, TU members can apply for funding from the publication fund. Please provide your official TU mail address when submitting your publication.
    https://www.degruyter.com/
  4. Frontiers
    For members of TU Berlin, publication fees for articles in journals of Frontiers Media S.A. are covered by the university library. Due to an agreement with Frontiers the fees will not exceed the DFG funding limit of 2000 EUR incl. VAT. Please submit your article from an IP address on the TU campus and provide your official TU mail address.
    Frontiers Media S.A.
  5. Knowledge Unlatched
    Knowledge unlatched provides TU members an opportunity to publish in 21 different journals of humanities, sociology, linguistics and economics exempt from charges. If you are interested, please contact the open access team by mail.
    Title list of journals
  6. Lyell Collection (Geological Society of London)
    Members of TU Berlin receive a 25% discount on publication fees for articles in journals of the Lyell Collection.
    https://www.lyellcollection.org/
  7. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
    For members of TU Berlin, publication fees for articles in journals of MDPI are covered automatically by the university library. Members of TU Berlin receive a 25% discount on publication fees for articles in MDPI journals. Please submit your article from an IP address on the TU campus
    Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
  8. Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
    Costs for articles in genuine Open Access journals can be financed by the Publication Fund. In addition to this the TU Berlin has concluded a Read & Publish transformation agreement for 2019 with the publisher RSC. This agreement combines access to all RSC journals with the option to publish articles open access in all subscription-based journals at no additional cost. Please provide your official TU mail address when submitting your article.
    http://www.rsc.org/
    Blog TUB publiziert (German only)
  9. Science Advances
    TU members receive a 15% discount on publication fees for AAAS Gold Open Access Journal Science Advances.
    http://advances.sciencemag.org/
  10. SpringerNature
    For the term 2020–2022 the German DEAL contract was concluded with SpringerNature. This agreement combines reading access with the option to publish articles open access. The open access publishing option applies to all Springer journals and open access journals by Nature.
    https://www.projekt-deal.de/springer-nature-contract/
    Blog TUB publiziert (Germany only)
  11. Wiley
    For the term 2019–2021 the first DEAL contract was concluded with Wiley. This agreement combines access to all Wiley journals with the option to publish articles open access in all Wiley journals at no additional cost.
    https://www.projekt-deal.de/about-deal/
    Blog TUB publiziert (Germany only)

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Zusatzinformationen / Extras

Contact

Elena Di Rosa
Tel.: +49 30 314-76132
Jana Schildhauer
Tel.: +49 30 314-76067
Michaela Voigt
Tel.: +49 30 314-76130

publikationsfonds(at)ub.tu-berlin.de