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Publishing and open access

Mannheim University Library provides various services to support your publication – such as the publication server MADOC, the software Open Journal Systems for the publishing of Open Access journals and a publishing fund to cover Open Access publication fees.

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.

MADOC Publication Server

Contact for MADOC und PhD theses

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.

Contact

Dr. Irene Schumm
publishing(at)bib.uni-mannheim.de

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. 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

  • publishers with a business model for Open Access, e.g. article processing charges (APC),
  • non-profit-organizations and consortia.

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.

Open Access Policy of the University of Mannheim

Open Access Publishing Fund of the University of Mannheim

More information on Open Access: open-access.net

Open Access representative

Please contact the Open Access representative of the University of Mannheim, Dr. Philipp Zumstein, if you have any questions concerning publishing or Open Access.

Dr. Philipp Zumstein
Open Access representative
Dr. Philipp Zumstein
Schloss Schneckenhof West, Room SN 269
+49 621 181 3006
My library account Available Seats Opening Hours Information & Advice Chat (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm)
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Schloss Schneckenhof West
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Germany