TU Berlin supports a sustainable implementation of Open Access. To this purpose, the university promotes innovative publication models and open science structures that avoid expensive profit-driven business models, ensure scientific quality and focus on the interests of authors and readers.
Fair Open Access can be seen as a consistent extension of the core idea of Open Access. This type of scholarly publishing strives for a non-profit, immediate, complete and transparent implementation of Open Access and avoids a profit-driven business model based on Article Processing Charges (APC). By building and supporting scholarly led infrastructures, control of the publishing process is placed in the hands of the scholarly community
The Fair Open Access Alliance (FOAA) has defined guidelines for the implementation of Fair OA, on which the following five criteria are based:
The need to establish scholar led infrastructures for scientific publishing and the realignment of research assessment are also reflected in the guidelines and recommendations of the various research funding agencies: