Open access agreements with publishers

To promote Open Access, the University of Erfurt also takes part in so-called transformation contractsWithin the framework of these license agreements with publishers, you as a member of the University of Erfurt have the opportunity to publish open access in journals of the respective license packages. Depending on the terms of the specific contract your publication is either free of charge or a discounted article processing charge applies.

Within the "publish&read" concept the publisher grants the University of Erfurt read access to the content of the license package (read). In addition, members of the University of Erfurt can publish their scientific research results in journals of the publisher's portfolio (publish).

In transformation agreements, the publication fees for publications in electronic journals in question are usually part of the license fees, which are paid by the library. In some agreements, they are invoiced separately to the university as licensee. Therefore, the authors do not receive invoices for their article processing fees.

Ultimately, the authors decide whether they want to publish their publication open access and retain the exploitation rights, or whether their publication will appear behind a paywall and the exploitation rights will be transferred to the publisher.

As corresponding author please take care to select the University of Erfurt as the paying submission during the submission process and note that your publication is related to your main position at the University of Erfurt.

We encourage you to take advantage of these open access agreements.

Project DEAL

Open access is an essential component of the DEAL agreements with the publishers Springer Nature and Wiley, among others. The aim is to make publicly funded research freely accessible worldwide in this way and to support scientific research in an equally sustainable way.

Learn more details about the DEAL publishing agreements:

Springer Nature

Contract term: since 01.01.2020

Contract model: publish&read agreement

Publication venue:

  • Hybrid Open Access: Springer-Nature subscription journals ("Open Choice" option).
  • Gold Open Access: SpringerOpen, BioMed Central and Nature Research open access journals

Please note that Nature branded subscription journals are excluded from DEAL agreements. Publications in Springer Nature specialist journals will only be published Open Access under DEAL if they are a) not submitted by invitation ("Call for papers") or b) of Research article type.

Article types:

Falling under the publish&read agreement:

  • Research articles: Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication in Hybrid Open Access.
  • Non-research articles: Editorial Notes, Book Reviews, Letters, Reports in the case of Hybrid Open Access.

Conditions for authors:

  • You are a member of the University of Erfurt (affiliation).
  • And you are the official “corresponding author” of the publication

Authors Identification:

  • hybrid journals as of the date of approval of the article
  • gold journals as of the date of acceptance of the article

Licensing: CC-BY

Publication costs:

  • Hybrid Open Access: is included in the licence agreement
  • Fully Open Access: Article processing charge (APC) is discounted, see column "DEAL APC Cost Contribution" in the title list.

Please note that additional publication charges, e.g. for colour illustrations or page charges (for overlength), and non-research articles in Fully Open Access journals are not covered by the DEAL agreements.

Further information:

Springer Nature

Author workflow

Title list Springer Nature (.xlsx)

Wiley

Term: since 01.01.2024

Contract model: publish&read agreement

Publication venue:

  • Hybrid Open Access: 1.300 Wiley subscription journals (option "Hybrid Open Access")
  • Gold Open Access: approx. 600 Open Access journals (option "Fully Open Access")

Article types:

  • Eligible articles: primary research article, review article and articles considered and organized by Wiley as Case Study, Commentary, Data Article, Education, Lecture, Method and Protocol, Perspective, Practice and Policy, Rapid Publication, Short Communication, and Technical Note

Conditions for authors:

  • The author is a member of the University of Erfurt (affiliation)
  • Publication is in the capacity of responsible corresponding author

Authors Identification:

  • hybrid journals as of the date of acceptance of the article
  • gold journals as of the date of Submission of the article

Licensing: CC-BY and other CC-licences

Publication costs:

  • Hybrid Open Access: included in the licence agreement
  • Gold Open Access: discount of 20% of Wiley's APC list price. The discounted fees are settled with the joining institutions.

Further information:

Wiley

Author workflow in hybrid open access journals

Author workflow in fully open access journals

Author workflow in Hindawi fully open access journals

Title list Wiley (.xlsx)

further publishing agreements

The University of Erfurt has concluded transformation agreements with additional publishers. For open access publications from the following publishers, the publication fee (Article Processing Charge, APC) is included in the license fee or invoiced separately to the university as licensee.

Hogrefe PsyJournals

Contract term: since 01.01.2021

Contract model: publish&read agreement

Publication venue: in Hybrid Open Access journals (Hogrefe OpenMind)

Article types:

  • covered by the publish&read agreement: Research paper, Original article, Review article, Multistudy report, Research trend.
  • that do not fall under the the publish&read agreement: Book review, Short news item, Conference report

Conditions for authors:

  • You are a member of the University of Erfurt (affiliation).
  • And you are the official "corresponding author" or "submitting author" of the publication

Licence: CC-BY 4.0, CC-BY-NC 4.0, CC-BY-ND 4.0 or CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0

Publication costs:

  • Hybrid Open Access journals: publication charges are included in the licence agreement.
  • Gold Open Access journals: 25% off regular publication charges (APC). These include:
    • European Journal of Psychology Open
    • Psychological Test Adaption and Development (PTAD)
    • Sports Psychiatry - Journal of Sports and Exercise Psychiatry

Further information:

Hogrefe

Author workflow and title list

 

SAGE Journals

Contract term: since 01.01.2021

Contract model: publish&read agreement

Publication venue: in hybrid open access journals (SAGE Choice Journal) and Gold Open Access journals (Pure Gold Open Access Journals)

Article types:

  • covered by the publish&read agreement: Original Research Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications, Short Reports, Case Reports.

Conditions for authors:

  • You are a member of the University of Erfurt (affiliation).
  • And you are the official "corresponding author" or "submitting author" of the publication

Authors Identification:

  • Hybrid Open Access journals (SAGE Choice) upon acceptance

Licensing: Selection from various open content licenses depending on the journals.

Publication costs:

  • Hybrid Open Access journals (SAGE Choice): Publication costs are included in the licence agreement.
  • Gold Open Access Journals (Pure Gold Open Access Journals): 20% on the regular publication costs (APC). The invoice will be sent to the corresponding author.

Further information:

Taylor & Francis

Contract term: since 2024

Contract model: Journals Open Access Transformative Agreement with publish&read component

Publication venue: in Hybrid Open Access journals (Open Select Journals) and Gold Open Access journals (Open Journals)

Article types:

  • Article, Research Article, Review, Review Article, Report, Brief Report, Note, Case Report, Essay, Discussion

Conditions for authors:

  • You are a member of the University of Erfurt (affiliation).
  • And you are the official "corresponding author" or "submitting author" of the publication

Authors Identification:

  • Hybrid Open Access journals (Open Select Journals) upon acceptance
  • Gold Open Access journals (Open Journals) upon submission

Licensing:

  • Choice between various Creative Commons licences, CC-BY as default setting.

Publication costs:

  • Hybrid Open Access journals (Open Select Journals): Publication charges are included in the licence agreement.
  • Gold Open Access journals (Open Journals): 15% off regular publication charges (APC).

Further information:

For questions about the offers and for more information, please contact us!

further information

  • please use your university email account for communication with publishers
  • for uploading your articles please use the university network if possible (also eduVPN)
  • please indicate your institutional affiliation at the University of Erfurt correctly, so that the assignment to the institution in the submission process and bibliometric analyses and entries in databases (e.g. Web of Science) can be done correctly. Please note the correct spelling based on the ROR-ID

Contact

Dr. Franziska Wein
Head of Department Collection Development / Electronic Publishing
(Erfurt University Library)
Universitätsbibliothek (UB) / room 054
Martina Schlütter
Electronic Text Center ETC
(Erfurt University Library)
Universitätsbibliothek (UB) / Raum 151