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Dr. Peter Blume

Open Access Coordinator

Phone +49 3677 69-4776

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Open Access

Open-Access-Publishing at Technische Universität Ilmenau

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Unlike publishing according to the traditional subscription or licensing model, Open Access publications are available online for free immediately and without financial or any other barriers. Such an open and unlimited access to scientific research results simplifies and accelerates the scientific exchange and meets the information needs of both researchers and students. Therefore, the Technische Universität Ilmenau very much supports the approach of publishing scientific papers using Open Access. The Senate Committee for Research and the Support of Junior Researchers decided on a statement on free access to scientific research results ("Erklärung über den freien Zugang zu wissenschaftlichen Forschungsergebnissen"), which was approved by the Senate. This statement not only refers to publishing in a stricter sense but also to the publication of research information collected in the course of scientific work.

All members of the university can contact the University Library with any questions about the topic Open Access. The library provides advice and assistance in the fields of e. g.::

  • Open Access publication fees for authors
  • Finding and evaluating Open Access journal
  • Legal questions (publishing contracts, copyright)

In order to support members of the university in using Open Access journals for publishing TU Ilmenau provides a special fund, which has been funded by DFG (German Research Foundation) since 2015. Please visit the overview page on Open Access publication fund of TU Ilmenau for further details on funding and on the application procedure for the assumption of publication fees.

Please also note and use the well-established offer and service of ilmedia and the associated service field of the Universitätsverlag Ilmenau (University Press) for your Open Access publications.

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Contact Open Access

Dr. Peter Blume

Open Access Officer of the TU Ilmenau

Phone: +49 3677 69-4776
Office address: Leibnizbau, Room 4420