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

DEAL agreement with Springer Nature

The DEAL agreement with Springer Nature not only provides access to around 1,900 Springer journals but also offers advantages on Open Access publishing. As a researcher of the University of Mannheim, you can benefit from this if you are the corresponding author of an article.

Open Choice

As a researcher of the University of Mannheim, you are eligible to publish in Springer Nature's hybrid journals with the option "Open Choice" in Open Access without additional costs.

Criteria:

  • You are affiliated with the University of Mannheim at the time of the online publication and this affiliation is clearly stated in the published manuscript.
  • You are the corresponding author of the article.
  • The date of the online publication has to be between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2022.
  • The eligible article types are: Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication, Editorial Notes, Book Reviews, Letters and Reports.

To use this way of publishing in Open Access, please select the option "Open Choice" in the publisher's workflow after your article has been accepted and then confirm your affiliation with the University of Mannheim.

Gold Open Access

In Open Access journals of BMC and SpringerOpen researchers of the University of Mannheim receive a discount of 20 percent on the publication fee (APC). This applies to articles published online between 1 August 2020 and 31 December 2022, if you are affiliated with the University of Mannheim at the time of the online publication and if you are the corresponding author of the article.

For publications in Gold Open Access journals you may additionally apply for funding from the University of Mannheim's Open Access Publication Fund.

Further information

Springer Nature Open Access agreement

List of journals

If you have any questions, we will be happy to help you: publikationsdienste(at)bib.uni-mannheim.de

Agreement with SAGE

When publishing as "corresponding author" 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)

ORCID

An ORCID ID serves to uniquely identify scientific authors. Your research activities and publications are unambigously attributed to you with an ORCID ID, they become more visible and easier to find. Our service: The University Library can export your publication references from MADOC to your ORCID entry and keep them up-to-date.

Creating an ORCID ID

You don't have an ORCID ID yet? Log on to the ORCID website under "Institutional Account" with your username and password issued by the University IT. Your ORCID ID will be created automatically.

Go to ORCID

Connect your ORCID ID with MADOC

If you already have an ORCID ID, you can link it to your MADOC entry after logging into MADOC under "Manage ORCID permissions". The ORCID icon is now visible for each of your publications in MADOC and links to your ORCID entry.

Go to MADOC

Export publications from MADOC to ORCID

The University Library can export your publication references for you from MADOC to your ORCID entry and keep them up-to-date. To use this service, you can grant us the necessary rights in MADOC.

More about ORCID

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.

View an example: Handbuch Quantitative Methoden

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