The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists quality-assured open access journals. We recommend to avoid publication open access articles in so-called “hybrid” or "mirror" journals. Hybrid Journales are essentially closed access journals that release individual articles as open access for a fee. Mirror journals are open access offshoots of closed access journals and a special form of hybrid journals. Hybrid journals and mirror journals are not funded by the TU Berlin because they are a double burden on library budgets and do not represent sustainable funding. (Exception: There is a special contract with the publisher, see Publisher Agreements and Memberships).
Books are also increasingly being published Open Access. The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) provides an overview of individual titles and publishers. We recommend that you consult the DOAB when searching for a suitable publisher to publish open access books.
Even if you have published in an Open Access journal, we recommend to use your right to self-archive. Archive your article in parallel on DepositOnce, the TU Berlin's repository for research data and publications. We will be happy to support you with the Self-Archiving Services.
Register for an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID). This assigns a unique ID to your academic career, increasing your visibility among funding institutions and others. ORCID is an international standard for researchers’ academic output, comparable to ISBN for books or DOI for online publications.
Further information on ORCID