Agreements with publishers on Open Access publishing

Bamberg University Library supports the transformation of scientific publishing to Open Access. The aim is to make scientific research results freely available worldwide (oa2020.org).

Members of the University of Bamberg have the opportunity to publish Open Access free of charge or at reduced cost within the framework of agreements between library consortia and publishers. Publish-and-Read contracts were concluded with the publishers Wiley (2019) and Springer Nature (2020) as part of the DEAL project. Negotiations with the publisher Elsevier are currently suspended. The current status can be found on the project website www.projekt-deal.de.  

Agreements are currently in place with the publishers listed below. For article processing charges (APCs) in Open Access journals, you can apply for the University's Open Access Fund. Publications in hybrid journals (subscription-based journals which offer OA for single articles) are not eligible for the University's Open Access Fund.

If you have any questions, please contact the University Library (Contact persons).

Cambridge University Press

Since 01.01.2019, members of the University of Bamberg as corresponding authors can use the open access option ("Cambridge Open") for hybrid journals free of charge. "Hybrid journals" refers to journals which are distributed by subscription and additionally offer Open Access for individual articles.

Please proceed as follows:

  • After your article has been accepted, you will receive an OA publishing licence form. Please confirm here that you wish to publish Open Access.
  • You will then receive an e-mail with a link to pay the publication fee ("Article-processing charge, APC"). After clicking on the link under "Affiliation discount", select the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg as your institution. Then the publication fee is not applicable.

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Hogrefe

Members of the University of Bamberg who wish to publish Open Access articles in Hogrefe OpenMind journals receive a 25% discount on the Article Processing Charges within the framework of a national licence. As this is "hybrid Open Access publishing", the reduced publication fees cannot be covered by the University's Open Access Publication Fund.

Please proceed as follows:

  • Please tick the following box in the publisher's open access order form: "My institution participates in the Alliance licence PsyJOURNALS and I therefore pay the reduced APC of € 1,875*".

Further information:

Sage

For publication in Open Access journals, members of the University of Bamberg as corresponding authors receive a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges. Plese contact the University Library to receive a discount code. The invoice will be sent directly to the author. Publication fees in "green" open access journals can be paid from the university's Open Access Fund if they do not exceed €2,000.

In numerous hybrid journals, members of the University of Bamberg as corresponding authors can publish Open Access with a heavily discounted publication fee of GBP 200 (instead of GBP 3,000). After acceptance of the article, SAGE will inform you about the procedure by e-mail. The costs will be invoiced directly to the authors and cannot be covered by the university's Open Access Publication Fund.

Springer Nature

The Project DEAL read-and-publish agreement with Springer Nature includes read and access rights for the journals published by Springer Nature and free Open Access publishing both in the "green" Open Access journals and in hybrid journals. The costs for this are borne by the University Library.

  • When submitting publications in Open Access journals, please indicate the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg as your institution in the form. Your article will then be published Open Access. The publication fees are automatically paid by the University Library. This applies to all articles in OA-only journals which have been accepted by Springer from 01.08.2020 onwards.
  • For hybrid journals, please indicate the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg as your affiliation during the author identification process (this step takes place as soon as your article has been accepted for publication). Your article will then be published open access free of charge. This applies to all articles in subscription journals that have been accepted by Springer since 01.01.2020.

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Wiley

Due to Project DEAL, members of the University of Bamberg can publish open access articles free of charge in all Wiley journals (both Open Access journals and hybrid journals). The costs for this are borne by the University Library.

  • When submitting publications in Open Access journals, please indicate the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg as your institution in the form. Step-by-step guide for authors
  • For articles in hybrid journals, select "Yes, I would like to make my article OnlineOpen" in the Wiley Author Dashboard and indicate the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg as your institutional affiliation. Step-by-step guide for authors

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