Students and staff members of the university can publish their research on our publication server MADOC. Use MADOC to publish your results directly, e.g. your PhD thesis, or to archive and provide a free version of your journal articles or papers in conference proceedings.
Researchers from the University of Mannheim can publish scientific journals with the software Open Journal Systems (OJS). The university library maintains and configures the system, helps you to set up a journal and supports your work as editor.
Open Access means the free availability of scientific information – free of charge for readers. Thus, everyone can read, print, download, distribute or mine open-access publications without financial, legal or technical restrictions
The University of Mannheim advises its researchers to make their research results available to the international scientific community and the general public through Open Access. Open Access is also part of the policies of national and international research funders and is frequently a basic requirement for gaining any funds.
You can use the publication server MADOC for Open Access publishing. Other options for Open Acces publishing are provided by
If you are planning to publish an article in an open access journal, you can apply for funding from the University of Mannheim’s open access publishing fund to cover the publication fee.
Please note that the possibilities of re-publishing already published articles may differ according to the authors’ rights as governed by publishing agreements.
Please contact the Open Access representative of the University of Mannheim, Dr. Philipp Zumstein, if you have any questions concerning publishing or Open Access.