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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 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.

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

Please see the 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.

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.

Researchers of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf receive a discount of 15% on the article processing charges (APC) in the pure (golden) Open Access journal ScienceAdvances from AAAS.

The publisher provides a quick guide on how to successfully apply the discount.

Researchers of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf may publish free of charge in journals of the ACM Open-Portfolio. For this it is necessary to use an institutional mail address when submitting the article.

There are detailed information on ACM Open and a helpful FAQ.

Researchers of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf may publish free of charge in the hybrid journals of the AIP portfolio. The hybrid journals can be identified in the list by the fact that they are not explicitly marked with Open Access.

For successful assumption of costs, it is necessary to select "Univ Landesbibl Dusseldorf" from the list of institutions when submitting.

The publisher provides a helpful Guide for Authors.

Researchers of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf may publish free of charge in the journals of Annual Reviews that are part of the S2O model.

Researchers of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf receive a 50% discount on the article processing fees (APC) of all Bentham Science Journals.

To apply the discount successfully, it is necessary to select "Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf" from the list of institutions when submitting.

The publisher provides a helpful Submission Guide.

Researchers of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf may publish free of charge in 28 hybrid BMJ journals. Furhtermore they receive a 15% discount on the article processing charges (APC) of 21 gold BMJ journals.
A list of the these journals is available here if you select "University of Düsseldorf" as institution. SC indicates hybrid journals and OA indicates pure (gold) journals

For successful assumption of costs or a successful application of the discount, it is necessary to select "Universität Düsseldorf" from the list of institutions when submitting.

The publisher provides a helpful Guide for Authors.

Researchers of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf may publish free of charge in a total of 404 gold and hybrid journals of the multidisciplinary journal package of Cambridge University Press. A list of the journals can be found here or is available at any time with the most current status at https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/open-access-policies/waivers-discounts#waiversProductDataInner. Please select the following for this purpose: Country/Territory of your institution: Germany; Name of you institution: Heinrich-Heine-Univeristät Düsseldorf.

For successful assumption of costs, it is necessary to select " Heinrich-Heine-Universität" from the list of institutions when submitting.

The publisher provides a helpful Step-by-step-Guide.

Researchers of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf may publish free of charge in hybrid journals of the HSS journal portfolio (HSS – humanities and social sciences) and receive a discount of 20% on the article processing charges (APC) in gold journals of the HSS portfolio.
Please note that this only applies to the article types Original Research Article, Review Article, Proceeding, Letter and Editiorial.

For successful assumption of costs or a successful application of the discount, it is necessary to use an institutional mail address when submitting the article.

Researchers of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf may publish free of charge in hybrid journals of the Hogrefe PsyJOURNALS portfolio and receive a discount of 25% on the article processing charges (APC) of the three golden journals of the PsyJOURNALS portfolio. A list of journals and further information can be found here.

For successful assumption of costs or a successful application of the discount, it is necessary to use an institutional mail address when submitting the article.

The publisher provides a helpful FAQ (only available in German).

Researchers of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf may publish free of charge in 56 hybrid and 15 gold journals of the IOP journal portfolio.

Please note that this only applies to articles of the type "Primary Research Article" (incl. "Research Papers", "Special Issue Articles", "Letters" and "Review Articles").

For successful assumption of costs, it is necessary to indicate " Heinrich-Heine-Universität" as affiliation when submitting.

 

Researchers of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf may publish free of charge in hybrid journals of the Karger journal portfolio and receive a discount of 15% on article processing charges (APC) in golden journals.

A list of these journals can be found here. The hybrid journals are identifiable by the note"Publish Open Access via Authors Choice", while the pure (gold) OA journals are marked with an OA logo.

Please note that this only applies to article type Case Report, Original Research Article, Review Article, Meta-Analyses and Methods Article.

For successful assumption of costs, it is necessary to indicate "Heinrich-Heine-Universität" as affiliation when submitting.

The publisher provides a helpful guide to the submission process.

Researchers of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf may publish free of charge in all journals of OLH.

Researchers of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf may publish free of charge in all seven Biochemical Society Journals of Portland Press.
For successful assumption of costs, it is necessary to indicate " Heinrich-Heine-Universität" as affiliation when submitting.

An overview of the these journals and an informative FAQ can be found here.

 

Researchers of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf may publish free of charge in 38 hybrid journals of the RSC journal portfolio and receive a 15% discount on Article Processing Charges (APC) in gold journals.

For successful assumption of costs or a successful application of the discount, it is necessary to use an institutional mail address when submitting the article.

All information about publishing at RSC can be found here.

Researchers of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf may publish free of charge in more than 900 hybrid journals of the SAGE journal portfolio and receive a 20% discount on article processing charges (APC) in gold journals.

For successful assumption of costs or a successful application of the discount, it is necessary to use an institutional mail address when submitting the article.

The publisher provides instructions for publishing in hybrid SAGE Choice journals and instructions for publishing in gold journals.

Researchers of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf may publish publications on high energy physics via SCOAP³ in some journals free of charge.

Researchers of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf or the University Hospital Düsseldorf may publish free of charge in the following five journals of the Thieme journal portfolio:

  • Pharmacopsychiatry (ISSN: 0176-3679)
  • Methods of Information in Medicine (ISSN: 0026-1270)
  • Hormone and Metabolic Research (ISSN: 0018-5043)
  • International Journal of Sports Medicine (ISSN: 0172-4622)
  • Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISSN: 0340-6245)

For successful assumption of costs, it is necessary to select "Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf" as affiliation by using the Ringgold ID (9170) when submitting.

The publisher provides a helpful Author Guide.

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