Publication fees

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.
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Publishing agreements and institutional memberships

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Authors of the BTU (corresponding authors) receive a discount for publication in all hybrid and Gold Open Access journals and conference reports of the ACM.

  • Journal article: 1.500 USD (normal price 1.700 USD)
  • Conference paper : 800 USD (normal price 900 USD)

Journals

Proceedings

Cambridge University Press

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!

Information for german autors

Brief informationen on the publishing process

Detailed information on the publication workflow

Hogrefe

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.

Hogrefe OpenMind (german)

MDPI

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.

Publishing portfolio
Information for Authors
Overview article process charges

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.

Sage

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).

Sage Choice Publishing Information

Sage Gold OA Workflow

Sage Gold OA Journal List

SCOAP3

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:

Article fees for the following journals are only paid under certain conditions:

Prerequisites
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