Publishing in Open Access journals - additional agreements with publishers
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Publishing in Open Access journals - additional agreements with publishers

The Open Access Fund will fund articles in a large number of Open Access Journals as long as funds are available and the funding requirements are met. Additional agreements with some publishers offer discounts on the publication fee (APC) and/or central payment. At present, there are additional agreements with the following publishers or journals:

Gold OA journals

Publication in Gold OA journals by ACM is free for Goethe University members.

Hybrid journals

Most conventional journals and Proceedings by ACM offer authors to have their articles published in Open Access for a fee. This option is free for GU members.

Gold OA journals

The current funding requirements for the Open Access publication fund apply.

Hybrid journals

Most of AIP′s conventional journals offer authors the option of making their articles open access for a fee. This option is free of charge for a certain number of articles by members of Goethe University. As only a limited number of articles are available, the option may not be available towards the end of the calendar year. If the quota is used up, there will be no automatic Open Access publication.

Gold OA journals

The OA publication fund covers up to 1,800 EUR (net) of publication fees pro rata.

🔓       On the publisher′s homepage , OA journals are marked with a blue padlock symbol. Please have invoices from BMJ issued in British pounds (GBP) (this is the default setting for the currency), as BMJ uses a very unfavourable internal euro exchange rate.

Hybrid journals

Articles in hybrid journals from BMJ Publishing are published Open Access at no additional cost to the authors. An important prerequisite here is that the submitting corresponding author is clearly affiliated with Goethe University and states this affiliation both when submitting and in the article itself.

Gold OA journals

Publication in Gold OA journals by CUP is free for Goethe University members.

Hybrid journals

Most conventional journals by CUP offer authors to have their articles published in Open Access for a fee. This option is free for GU members.

The costs for publications in all journals of the Portuguese publishing house Cogitatio Press are covered directly by the Publication Fund.
If authors state Goethe University as their address and affiliation, the invoice will be sent directly to the OA Publication Fund.

From 2023, articles by corresponding authors from Goethe University will be published Open Access in all journals of the Company of Biologists at no additional cost to the authors.
The University Library has signed a "Read & Publish" agreement with the publisher. This includes the publisher′s Gold Open Access journals:

Guide for authors, containing information on the workflow

The costs for publications in the journals of the publishing house Copernicus are covered directly by the Publication Fund, regardless of the amount of the publication fee.

Submitted articles will be assigned to Goethe University if the corresponding author indicates their affiliation with Goethe University both when submitting the article and in the article itself.

From 2023, articles in 136 so-called "hybrid" journals will be published Open Access by De Gruyter at no additional cost to the authors.

Please contact the OA team at the University Library so that we can check for you whether your proposed article is covered by this agreement.

The journal eLife has changed its publication model in 2023: The focus is on an innovative and transparent peer review process of preprints („post-publication peer review“). If eLife accepts a preprint for peer review, the reviews are publicly published alongside the preprint. The authors can then decide for themselves whether their reviewed preprint will be presented in a final version on the eLife platform as a traditional journal article (version of record). As part of this change, eLife has reduced the publication fee to 2,000 US dollars. The Open Access Publication Fund will cover this publication fee in full.

An important prerequisite here is that the submitting or corresponding author is clearly affiliated with Goethe University and states this affiliation both when submitting and in the article itself.

Please note that costs can only be covered upon application. If possible, please apply for funding before submitting the manuscript using this form:

Application for funding

Due to the DEAL agreement, special conditions apply for articles in Elsevier journals.

An important prerequisite here is that the submitting or corresponding author is clearly affiliated with Goethe University and states this affiliation both when submitting and in the article itself.

Gold OA journals

For articles published in Elsevier Gold OA journals, the University Library covers the publication fees on a pro rata basis up to an amount of 1,800 euros (net).

Elsevier grants GU authors a 20% discount on the list APCs of all Fully Gold Open Access journal titles and a 15% discount on the list APCs of Fully Gold Cell Press and The Lancet journals.

Hybrid journals

Articles in all Elsevier Core Hybrid journals as well as the Cell Press and The Lancet journal family are published Open Access at no additional cost to the authors.
Please select the "CC-BY" option in the licence agreement, as it is the most open licence type.

Deal Operations - information about the DEAL agreements for authors
Journal list (Excel-Datei, ca. 550KB)

Articles in Hogrefe′s psychology journals are published in Open Access without any additional costs for Goethe University authors.

An important prerequisite here is that the submitting or corresponding author is clearly affiliated with Goethe University and that this affiliation is also stated in the paper.

Furthermore, members of the GU receive a 25% discount on the publication fee for articles published in the following journals:

  • European Journal of Psychology Open
  • Psychological Test Adaptation and Development (PTAD)
  • Sports Psychiatry - Journal of Sports and Exercise Psychiatry

Please select the "CC-BY" option in the licence agreement, as it is the most open licence type.

Information on the OA agreement on the Hogrefe website

Gold OA journals

Publication in IOP Gold Open Access journals is free for Goethe University members.

Hybrid journals

Most conventional journals by IOP offer authors to have their articles published in Open Access for a fee. This option is free for GU members.

Information on the workflow (in English)

Articles in all John Benjamins journals are published Open Access at no additional cost to authors or Goethe University.

Gold OA journals

The current funding requirements for the Open Access publication fund apply. Additionally, Goethe University members receive a 15 % discount on their article′s publication fee.

Hybrid journals

Karger′s more than 70 conventional journals offer authors the option of making their articles Open Access for a fee. This option is free of charge for members of the GU. The following article types are eligible: Research Articles, Systematic Reviews, Case Reports, Meta Analyses and Methods Articles.

The OA Publication Fund covers the publication fees for journals published by MDPI on a pro rata basis up to the amount of 1,800 euros (net). GU authors automatically receive a 10% discount on the list price.

In order for the costs to be covered, the affiliation with Goethe University must be made clear when submitting (e.g. from the e-mail address of the corresponding/submitting author).

Overview on MDPI journal APCs

The Open Access Publication Fund covers the full publication fees for articles in MIT Press′s in Open Access-only journals:

  • Imaging Neuroscience
  • Network Neuroscience
  • Neurobiology of Language
  • Quantitative Science Studies

In addition, MIT Press publishes several Diamond Open Access journals for which there is no publication fee at all:

  • American Journal of Law and Equality
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Daedalus
  • Data Intelligence
  • Harvard Data Science Review
  • Rapid Reviews/Infectious Diseases
  • Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization
  • Journal of Climate Resilience & Climate Justice
  • Open Mind: Discoveries in Cognitive Science
  • Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics

An important prerequisite here is that the submitting or corresponding author is clearly affiliated with Goethe University and states this affiliation both when submitting and in the article itself.

For corresponding authors of Goethe University there is no publication fee for all PLOS journals, as the university library participates in the so-called institutional payment.

Please observe the following when submitting:

  • If possible, use your ORCID-ID for the registration in the ″Editorial Manager″ of PLOS.
  • When entering the affiliation in the PLOS Editorial Manager, select ″Goethe University″ from the drop-down menu.
  • For some journals, the option "My institution will full or partially pay" is displayed – please select this option.

Publication in the following three biomedical journals is free of charge for members of Goethe University:

Gold OA journals

Publication in RSC Gold Open Access journals is free for Goethe University members.

Hybrid journals

Most conventional journals by RSC offer authors to have their articles published in Open Access for a fee. This option is free for GU members.

Information on the workflow (in English)

Gold OA journals

Authors of Goethe University receive a 20% discount on the publication fees of the roughly 180 Gold OA journals of SAGE. The OA Publication Fund of Goethe University covers the publication fees on a pro rata basis up to the amount of 1,800 euros (net).

You are also welcome to forward us the e-mail with the sender "noreply@ copyright.com", which you will receive after your article has been accepted and which contains the link to the payment site. The OA Publication Fund can then request the invoice itself.

Hybrid journals

Articles in almost all of SAGE′s conventional hybrid journals are published Open Access at no extra cost to the authors.
An important prerequisite here is that the submitting or corresponding author is clearly affiliated with Goethe University and states this affiliation both when submitting and in the article itself.

The journal Science Advances of the American Association for the Advancement of Science grants a 15% discount on the publication fee. The necessary affiliation information is provided after the publisher has already accepted the paper and the publication fee is due.

The OA Publication Fund of Goethe University covers the publication fees on a pro rata basis up to the amount of 1,800 euros (net).

How to apply for an institutional discount for publishing in Science Advances

Please note that costs can only be covered upon application. If possible, please apply for funding before submitting the manuscript using this form:

Application for funding

Due to the DEAL agreement , special conditions apply for articles in SpringerNature journals.

An important prerequisite here is that the submitting or corresponding author is clearly affiliated with Goethe University and states this affiliation both when submitting and in the article itself.

Gold OA journals

For articles published in SpringerNature OA-only journals, the university library covers the publication fees on a pro rata basis up to the amount of 1,800 euros (net).

Springer grants GU authors a discount of at least 20% on the list APCs of all journals with the exception of Scientific Reports and Nature Communications. For some journals there may be short-term changes regarding possible discounts.
In all cases, we recommend that you contact the OA team to enquire about the conditions for specific journals.

Hybrid journals

Articles in Springer journals are published Open Access at no additional cost to the authors.
Please select the ″CC-BY″ option in the licence agreement, as it is the most open licence type.

The so-called ″Nature branded journals″, i.e. journals whose title begins with ″Nature″ (e.g. ″Nature″, ″Nature Chemistry″, ″Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology″) are exempt from this regulation.

Open access agreement for Germany - Information page from SpringerNature
Deal Operations - informations about the DEAL agreements for authors
Journal list (Excel-Datei, ca. 550KB)

Gold OA journals

For articles that appear in T&F OA-only journals, the University Library covers the publication fees on a pro rata basis up to the amount of 1,800 euros (net). You are welcome to contact the OA team of the University Library to enquire about the conditions for specific journals.

Hybrid journals

Most conventional T&F journals offer authors the option (Open Select) to make their article open access for a fee. This option is free of charge for members of the GU.

Due to the DEAL agreement , special conditions apply for articles in Wiley journals. An important prerequisite here is that the submitting or corresponding author is clearly affiliated with Goethe University and states this affiliation both when submitting and in the article itself.

Journals change from "hybrid" to ″OA-only journals″ (so-called ″flip″) at irregular intervals. A current overview of the journal titles can be found here: Journal list (Excel-Datei, ca. 420KB)

Gold OA journals

For articles published in Wiley OA-only journals, the university library covers the publication fees on a pro rata basis up to the amount of 1,800 euros (net).

Wiley grants GU authors a discount of at least 20% on the list APCs of all journals. You are welcome to contact the OA team of the University Library to enquire about the conditions for specific journals.

Hybrid journals

Most of Wiley′s conventional journals offer authors the option of making their articles Open Access (OnlineOpen) for a fee.

This option is free of charge for authorised authors and the articles are published in Open Access by default.
Please select the ″CC-BY″ option in the licence agreement, the most open licence type.

In both cases, it is necessary to select the affiliation with Goethe University via a drop-down menu when submitting.



Feel free to contact us if you see any need for publishing agreements with other publishers or for specific journals, or if you have a general questions regarding support for Open Access. We will endeavour to establish further collaborations with publishers in which there is interest among Goethe University researchers.

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Open-Access-Team
- Publikationsfonds, Beratung -
Jasmin Heuer, Boram Schröter
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öffentlichungsservice -
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ojs[at]ub.uni-frankfurt.de

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