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Fair Open Access – Publication Initiatives and Infrastructur

TU Berlin supports projects and initiatives that are not-for-profit, ensure scientific quality, and advocate a non-profit approach to scientific communication. On this page you will find a list of funded initiatives and infrastructures.

Publishing Initiatives

Open Library of Humanities

The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a publishing platform for peer-reviewed scholarly open access journals. Journals that publish with OLH do not charge publication fees (APC) and are therefore free of charge for readers and authors.

SciPost

SciPost is a non-profit foundation that operates the eponymous open access publishing portal consisting of SciPost Journals, SciPost Commentaries, and SciPost Theses. SciPost Journals currently offers journals in the formal, natural, and social sciences. Access to SciPost Journals is free and no publication fees (APC) are charged.

Open Book Publishers

Open Book Publishers (OBP) is an open access publisher of academic books in the humanities and social sciences. All of the publisher's titles are peer-reviewed and freely accessible on the Internet. No publication fees (BPC) are charged.

Subscribe to Open

Subscribe to Open (S2O) is a publishing model for the open access transformation of journals. Provided there are sufficient subscriptions for a journal, it is freely accessible worldwide for the subscription period and no publication fees are charged. TU Berlin continues subscriptions to a number of publishers or journals and thus supports the Open Access publishing model.

Tools und Infrastructure

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is an independently curated directory of electronic, high-quality scholarly journals (including articles) from a broad range of scientific disciplines that are freely accessible on the Internet according to the principles of open access. The metadata (on journals and articles) contained in the directory can be freely used or reused via open interfaces.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is an independently curated catalog of scholarly, peer-reviewed Open Access books. As a discovery service, DOAB helps make OA books visible and accessible. With DOAB authors can find trusted Open Access publishers for their own publications. All DOAB services are free of charge and the data is freely available.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a unique identifier for researchers. It enables persons to be linked to their publications, research data and other research output. The ID is provided by a non-profit eponymous organization, supported by a worldwide community of member organizations. It is now the international de facto standard for author identification.

 

DSpace Konsortium Deutschland

The academic initiative DSpace Konsortium Deutschland aims to sustainably ensure the availability of the open source software DSpace as the basis of numerous open access repositories by paying membership fees and to promote and strategically align the further development of the software. The TU repository DepositOnce operates on the basis of DSpace.

Collective Funding Initiatives for Open Access

KOALA-Konsortium

The project KOALA - Konsortiale Open-Access-Lösungen aufbauen (Building Consortial Open Access Solutions) aims to develop collaborative funding models to realize Open Access and thus establish an alternative to APC-based publication models. TU Berlin supports the project by participating in the KOALA consortium (Social Sciences 2023–2025).

SCOAP3

The purpose of the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) is to make quality-assured publications available in open access in the field of high energy physics (HEP). The journals funded by the international consortium are accessible to readers worldwide free of charge. HEP authors can publish without direct costs in the SCOAP3 funded journals under a CC BY license.

 

Subscribe to Open

Subscribe to Open (S2O) is a publishing model for the open access transformation of journals. Provided there are sufficient subscriptions for a journal, it is freely accessible worldwide for the subscription period and no publication fees are charged. TU Berlin continues subscriptions to a number of publishers or journals and thus supports the Open Access publishing model.

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