In order to be able to publish Open Access, authors must pay publication fees, so-called Article Processing Charges (APC).
The University Library has concluded license agreements or memberships with a number of publishers which enable authors of the BTU to publish free of charge or at reduced prices.
The University Library does not have any publication funds. Therefore the author has to pay the publication fees himself, even if the accounting is handled by the university library.
Before submitting a journal, please inform yourself critically about its trustworthiness and reliability.
Further information on Predatory Publishing
As of 01.01.2019, authors of the BTU (corresponding authors) can publish unlimited and free of charge in all hybrid journals of Cambridge University Press as part of a DFG-funded consortium. Publications in the publisher's Gold Open Access journals are excluded.
Please note the publisher's information!
As part of an alliance licence agreement, BTU authors receive a 25% discount on publication fees (Article Processing Charges) for Open Access publications of articles in the publisher's subscription journals as part of the "Hogrefe OpenMind" offer.
Articles for which the APC has been paid become freely accessible immediately upon publication on the publisher's PsyJournals platform and can be maintained and made accessible in repositories under the CC-BY-NC licence as a publisher's PDF.
MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) is an Open Access publisher whose range of publications includes more than 200 journals in all subject areas.
The University Library of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg has concluded an agreement (Institutional Open Access Program) with the publisher so that all BTU members ("corresponding author" or "submitting author") are granted a 10% discount on the article fees. This agreement is valid until 14 June 2020.
Membership is assigned via the e-mail address of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg or via the IP address for uploads from the campus network. The agreement does not include central billing to the university library, i.e. the author receives the invoice.
From 01.01.2019, the publication fees (Article Processing Charges) for the hybrid journals (SAGE Choice Program) will be GBP 200 for the authors of the BTU (corresponding authors). The standard price would be GBP 2,200. Author identification is carried out via the BTU e-mail domain (@b-tu.de).
The publisher grants a discount of 20% on articles in the Gold Open Access journals. For this you need the account code, which you can find in the file "Sage Gold OA Workflow" (see below).
SCOAP3 is an international project for the promotion of Open Access, with which scientific publications in the field of high-energy physics (HEP) are made freely accessible worldwide. BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg is a member of the national consortium agreement for universities (SCOAP3-DH). Thus members of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg can publish in the journals mentioned below free of charge. The current second phase of the project runs from 2017-2019.
For subsequent journals, the SCOAP3 consortium will pay the article fees in full:
- European Physical Journal C (Springer/Società Italiana di Fisica)
- Journal of High Energy Physics (Springer/SISSA)
- Nuclear Physics B (Elsevier)
- Physics Letters B (Elsevier)
Article fees for the following journals are only paid under certain conditions:
- Acta Physica Polonica B (Jagiellonian University)
- Advances in high energy physcis (Hindawi)
- Chinese Physics C (Institute of Physics Publishing / Chinese Academy of Sciences)
- Physical Review C (PRC) American Physical Society
- Physical Review D (PRD) American Physical Society
- Physical Review Letters (PRL) Amercian Physical Society
- Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (Oxford University Press/Physical Society of Japan)
SCOAP3 will only assume the costs if the article is listed in the main category "HEP" at arXiv before it is submitted to the publisher.This means
- the articles to be covered by SCOAP3 must be uploaded in one of the following arXiv categories before submission by publishers.
- it must be the main HEP category; cross-references are not sufficient