Publishing and open access

Mannheim University Library provides advice on all aspects of publishing and Open Access and offers services to support you in publishing your research results.

In its Open Access Policy, the University of Mannheim advises its researchers to publish according to the principles of Open Access.

Open-Access-Policy

About Open Access

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. Also, Open Access is part of the policies of national and international research funders and is frequently a basic requirement for gaining any funds.

Options for Open Access publishing are provided by

  • the publication server MADOC,
  • publishers with a business model for Open Access, e.g. article processing charges (APC),
  • disciplinary repositories and journals of non-profit-organizations and consortia,
  • the research data repository MADATA.

Please note that the possibilities of re-publishing your articles may differ, according to the authors’ rights as governed by publishing agreements.

Further information on Open Accesshttp://open-access.net

Services

Benefit from the services of the university library to make your research results available online and, when appropriate, in Open Access.

Open Access with Publishers

You wish to release your article in Open Access with a publisher? As a researcher of the University of Mannheim you benefit from special agreements with publishing companies – such as so-called Publish-and-Read Licenses.

Agreement with Cambridge University Press

In Cambridge Journals (PDF, 345 KB) covered by the Publish-and-Read-License, researchers of the University of Mannheim can publish articles in Open Access without additional costs. This applies if you are “corresponding author” and your article is published between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2021.

It is necessary to follow the usual steps to place an article in a journal. Once your article is accepted by Cambridge University Press, fill in the Open Access license to publish form. The Article Processing Charges (APCs) shown in the Payment Process will be reduced to zero after filling in “Mannheim University” as your affliated institution.

For further details see the Step-by-step guide (PDF, 129 KB) offered by Cambridge University Press.

If you have questions about Open Access with publishers we will be happy the help you: publishing(at)bib.uni-mannheim.de

DEAL agreement with Wiley

In addition to access to all Wiley journals, the DEAL agreement includes priviliges for Open Access publishing. As a researcher of the University of Mannheim you can benefit if you are the “corresponding author” of an article.

Online Open

In hybrid Wiley journals that offer “OnlineOpen”, researchers at the University of Mannheim can publish articles in Open Access without additional costs.

Criteria:

  • You must be affiliated with the University of Mannheim when the article is accepted.
  • You are “corresponding author”.
  • Your article is accepted between 1 July 2019 and 31 December 2021.
  • The article must be a “Primary Research Article” or a “Review Article”.

Some Wiley subscription journals that do not offer “Online Open” are excluded.

Once your article is accepted by Wiley, choose the option “Select Online Open” on the page “Wiley Author Services” and confirm Mannheim University as your affiliated institution. We will then process the Article Processing Charge (APC).

We recommend to choose the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY). This license meets the conditions of most research funders.

Gold Open Access

When publishing in a genuine Open Access journal, researchers of the University of Mannheim benefit from a 20 percent reduction of the Article Processing Charge (APC). This applies if your article is accepted between 22 January 2019 and 31 December 2021, you are affiliated with the University of Mannheim when the article is accepted, and you are the “corresponding author”.

If you publish in a genuine Open Access Journal, you can apply for funding from the Open Access Publishing Fund.

More information

Publish open access with Wiley

If you have questions about Open Access with publishers we will be happy the help you: publishing(at)bib.uni-mannheim.de

Agreement with SAGE

When publishing in one of the hybrid SAGE journals from the “Humanities and Social Sciences” package, researchers of the University of Mannnheim benefit from a considerable reduction of the Article Processing Charge (APC).

List of Titles in the Humanities and Social Sciences Package

For a trial period, the university library will cover the remaining APC. If you are interested, please contact publishing(at)bib.uni-mannheim.de.

Open Access Publishing Fund

Publishing articles in Open Access journals can entail article processing charges. Apply for funding from the University of Mannheim’s Open Access Publishing Fund.

Open Access Publishing Fund

MADOC

Publish your research results worldwide and free of charge via the University of Mannheim’s publication server. Use MADOC, for example, to publish dissertations or to re-publish journal articles or conference contributions if you wish to use a secondary publication right.

Publication Server MADOC

Add a Publication list to your Website

Use the publication plugin to create a publication list from MADOC and display it on your University website: Your publication list will be updated automatically when you register your publication with MADOC.

Typo3 Manual (only in German)

Secondary Publication

If you wish to use a secondary publication right, the library team will be pleased to offer advice. The university library will also help you with more extensive projects, such as the secondary publication of monographs or collective volumes.

MAJOURNALS

As a researcher at the University of Mannheim, you can use Open Journal Systems (OJS) to publish your own Open Access journal. The editorial system allows you to organize the publishing process online, from submission to peer review and publication. The university library will help you to set up your journal and will maintain and configure the system.

MAJOURNALS

Contact

If you have questions about publishing or Open Access, the Open Access Representative of the University of Mannheim, Dr. Philipp Zumstein, will be happy to help you.

Dr. Philipp Zumstein
Open Access representative
Dr. Philipp Zumstein
Schloss Schneckenhof West, Room SN 269
+49 621 181 3006