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Publisher Agreements

The University Library supports Open Access in a number of areas: Direct financial support is provided for various projects and initiatives that promote Open Access. Publication fees for individual Open Access publications can be financed via the central Publication Fund.

TU Berlin has arranged special open access terms with certain publishers, some of these imply discounts. For some publishers a central invoicing to the University Library is planned - if TU members are responsible for financing as "corresponding author" and are members of TU Berlin according to § 43 Berlin Higher Education Act, (see also affiliation guideline of TU Berlin). Please note the special instructions for the submission process for these publishers.

Publisher agreements

ACM Open

For the term 2024–2026, TU Berlin has concluded a Read & Publish transformation agreement with ACM (ACM Open). This agreement combines access to all ACM journals and proceedings with the option to publish articles open access in all subscription-based journals and proceedings at no additional cost – provided the "corresponding author" is member of TU Berlin. The open access publishing costs are currently financed centrally by TU Berlin. Please provide your official TU Berlin email address when submitting your article and state TU Berlin as primary affiliation, in order for the ACM production system to offer you the OA option.

American Chemical Society (ACS)

For the term 2024–2026, TU Berlin has concluded a Read & Publish transformation agreement with ACS (ACS Read and Publish Agreements). This agreement combines access to all ACS journals with the option to publish articles open access in all subscription-based and open access journals at no additional cost – provided the "corresponding author" is member of TU Berlin. The open access publishing costs are currently financed centrally by TU Berlin. Before submitting, please make sure that TU Berlin is selected as institution in your ACS author profile –  otherwise correct identification cannot be guaranteed.

Elsevier

For the term 2024–2028, the German DEAL contract was concluded with Elsevier. This agreement combines reading access with the option to publish articles open access at no additional costs, provided that the TU member is the "submitting corresponding author". The open access publishing costs are currently financed centrally by TU Berlin. The open access option applies to more than 2.500 Elsevier journals, including Cell Press and The Lancet journals.

Emerald

TU Berlin has concluded a Read & Publish transformation agreement with Emerald, starting 2023. This agreement combines access to all Emerald journals with the option to publish articles open access at no additional cost, provided the member of TU Berlin is a "corresponding author." Please use your official TU Berlin email address when submitting your article.

Further information see Blog TUB publiziert (German only)

Hindawi

Wiley has acquired the publisher Hindawi. As of January 2023, a majority of Hindawi’s gold open access journals are now covered by the Wiley-DEAL agreement. Please refer to the DEAL journal title list for information about which journals are included in the agreement. The worksheet “Excluded” lists which journals are not part of the agreement.

Press release from Wiley

 

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.

Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

For members of TU Berlin, publication fees for articles in journals of MDPI (APC) can be centrally funded if all funding criteria are met. A 10% discount on publication fees is granted for articles by members of TU Berlin. Please submit your article from an IP address on TU campus. Once your article has been accepted for publication, you can submit an application for funding.

Please note that APC renegotiations are only possible before acceptance. Please inform yourself early about the costs for your publication and contact us via e-mail if necessary.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

For the term 2024–2027, TU Berlin has concluded a Read & Publish transformation agreement with Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). This agreement combines reading access with the option to publish articles open access, provided that the TU member is the "submitting corresponding author". The open access publishing costs are currently financed centrally by TU Berlin. Please use your official TU Berlin email address when submitting your article.

Science Advances

Members of TU Berlin receive a 15% discount on publication fees for AAAS Gold Open Access Journal Science Advances.

SpringerNature

For the term 2024–2028 the German DEAL agreement was concluded with Springer Nature. This agreement combines reading access with the option to publish articles open access, provided that the TU member is the "submitting corresponding author". The open access publishing costs are currently financed centrally by TU Berlin. The open access publishing option applies to all Springer journals and open access journals by Nature.

Wiley

For the term 2024–2028 the German DEAL contract was concluded with Wiley. This agreement combines reading access with the option to publish articles open access, provided that the TU member is the "submitting corresponding author". The open access publishing costs are currently financed centrally by TU Berlin.

Taylor & Francis

For the term 2024–2026, TU Berlin has concluded a Read & Publish transformation agreement with Taylor & Francis. This agreement combines reading access with the option to publish articles open access, provided that the TU member is the "submitting corresponding author". The open access publishing costs are currently financed centrally by TU Berlin. Please use your official TU Berlin email address when submitting your article and and state TU Berlin as primary affiliation.

Subscribe to Open - S2O

Subscribe to Open (S2O) is a model for converting subscription journals to open access. In this model, journals with sufficient subscribers are freely accessible around the world for the duration of the subscription. No publication fees (article processing charges, APC) are charged. At the end of the subscription period, the offer is evaluated (generally annually) to determine whether there are sufficient subscriptions to cover the journal’s financing. If this is the case, the journal continues to be published open access. TU Berlin is continuing its subscriptions with the following publishers and journals to support this open access model.

DeGruyter

You can find a complete overview of the Subscribe to Open offer on the DeGruyter website. TU Berlin is currently supporting the S2O model with subscriptions to the following journals: ABI-Technik, Bibliotheksdienst, Bibliothek: Forschung und Praxis, Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Nietzsche-Studien, Soziologische Revue, and Zeitschrift für Soziologie.

Duncker & Humblot

In 2021, the publisher began to support open access transformation through the S2O model in cooperation with the ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. TU Berlin is supporting the S2O model with a subscription to the journal Credits and Capital Markets.

EMS Press

The publishing house of the European Mathematical Society (EMS Press) informs about its S2O model on the publisher's website. TU Berlin licences currently 21 titles via a consortium.

IWA Publishing

You can find a complete overview of the Subscribe to Open offer on the IWA Publishing website. TU Berlin has a subscription to Water Science & Technology.

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool University Press has published information about its Subscribe to Open offer on its website. TU Berlin is supporting the open access model with a subscription to the journal Town Planning Review.

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