Open Access Publishing at the Technische Universität Ilmenau

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 and affiliates of TU Ilmenau financially in publishing in OA journals, the university maintains a publication fund endowed with its own funds and funding from the Free State of Thuringia. The start-up funding of the fund by the German Research Foundation (DFG), which was successfully obtained for the years 2015 to 2020, expired in 2021 when the maximum funding period was reached.

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 Electronic publishing and the associated service field of the Universitätsverlag Ilmenau (University Press) for your Open Access publications.

Selection of important links and further information on the subject of Open Access

However, only the publisher concerned can provide binding information. The University Library will be happy to assist with any enquiries.

The platform offers well-founded, up-to-date and comprehensive information on the subject of Open Access for the German-speaking world:

http://open-access.net/.

An overview of quality-assured OA journals worldwide is provided by the "Directory of Open Access Journals":

http://doaj.org/.

A good tool for finding out about the contractual conditions of relevant academic publishers for the parallel publication of one's own publications via the OA route is the SHERPA/RoMEO list:

http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ (international version).

Important national and international position statements on Open Access at political and institutional level

Contact for questions about Open Access

Dr. Katrin Günther

Open Access Officer

+49 3677 69-4534

openaccess.ub@tu-ilmenau.de