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DEAL and other special conditions

Open access publications are freely accessible online for everyone at all times, without any fees or other restrictions for readers. As the previously customary financing of journals via subscription fees or pay-per-view is no longer possible, alternative business models have been developed. These mostly involve fees being charged for the publication of contributions (APC). In addition, special conditions may have been agreed for members of the corresponding institution through agreements with individual publishers.

As a researcher at HHU, you can benefit from the following special conditions for open access publishing. Please note that the agreements only apply to the corresponding author(s).

Open access publishing in Wiley journals is free for HHU researchers. Open access publication costs are financed through the literature budget; ULB handles all the administration.

This applies to publications both in fully open access journals (approx. 110 titles) and hybrid open access, i.e. the release of individual articles in subscription journals (approx. 1,420 titles); at Wiley this option is called “Online Open”. The Wiley-DEAL agreement to which HHU is a party forms the basis of these conditions.

Check the list of fully open access journals or the list of hybrid open access journals to see if your preferred journal is included.

If you’re asked to assign a Creative Commons licence to your publication, please choose CC BY in the spirit of open access.

More information about the DEAL project.

Open access publishing in SpringerNature journals is mostly free for HHU researchers. Open access publication costs are financed through the literature budget; ULB handles all the administration.

This applies both to publications in fully open access journals (journals from BMC, SpringerOpen and Nature Open Access; a total of 442 titles) and to hybrid open access journals (a total of 2,060 titles); at SpringerNature this option is called “Open Choice”. Nature journals, magazines and technical  journals are not part of the agreement.

The SpringerNature-DEAL agreement to which HHU is a party forms the basis of these conditions.

Check the list of journals to see if your preferred journal is included.

Please see the author guidelines for more information.

If you’re asked to assign a Creative Commons licence to your publication, please choose CC BY in the spirit of open access.

More information about the DEAL project.

You’ll receive a 15% discount for open access publishing in the Science Advances journal.

See this workflow for more information on the procedure.

Publish articles for free in all ACM journals, conference proceedings and magazines.

For more information, please visit the publisher’s website.

You can publish open access articles for free in the subscription journals of the American Institute of Physics and associated member societies, but not in the fully open access journals. You’ll find a list of AIP journals on the publisher’s website.

Contact us to check whether the journal you wish to publish in is covered by the agreement.

Please note that only a limited number of articles can be funded per year. The normal costs apply once this limit has been reached.

Open access publication in all 29 active journals of the PsyJOURNALS Pact is free for authors.

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