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Memberships and Special Agreements

Gold Open Access

Potsdam University Library has entered into special agreements with the following publishers in order to render procedures more efficient and to reduce publishing costs at the same time. Amongst others, invoices shall be sent directly to the University Library. Contributions financed by authors from other institutions need to be attributed correctly and Potsdam University Libray has to be informed in time.

Should you wish to finance your Open Access publication by means of the University's Publication Fund please fill in the Request Form. Please check thoroughly the Criteria for Funding in order to assure funding for your project. Failure to do so may result in you receiving an invoice for the publication fees from your Dean's Office.

BioMed Central

Since 2003, Potsdam University Library has been a member of BioMed Central on a prepaid membership basis. This enables authors to publish open access in journals such as BioMedCentral, ChemistryCentral as well as in SpringerOpen at a reduced cost (20% less). When submitting your article your computer needs to be connected to the internet within the campus IP area so that you can be automatically identified as a member of Potsdam University.

Copernicus

In July 2015, Potsdam University Library signed a membership contract with Copernicus. When submitting your article you may opt for Potsdam University and thus facilitate central invoicing.

Frontiers

In June 2016, Potsdam University Library signed up for a prepay membership with Frontiers. This enables authors to publish Open Access in Frontiers journals at a reduced cost (5% less).

Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

Furthermore, Potsdam University Library has signed a membership contract with Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). This way, as (corresponding) author from Potsdam University, you can save 25% of the publication cost.

Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Moreover, in May 2005, Potsdam University Library signed a membership contract with the Public Library of Science (PLoS). In order to render procedures more efficient, invoices for contributions published with PloS are sent directly to Potsdam University Library.

Hybrid Open Access

Hogrefe

Due to an Alliance License starting in 2018, Hogrefe Publishing offers a discount of 25 % on article processing charges for open access articles in subscription-based journals ("Hogrefe OpenMind"). Potsdam University Library takes part in this license.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)(Closed)

Due to an Alliance License Potsdam University Library provided Open Access vouchers per year from 2014 to 2016 that were valid for all RSC journals. Members of Potsdam University were able to use these vouchers to publish accepted articles from RSC journals according to Open Access principles.

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Taylor & Francis

Due to an consortium agreement Potsdam University Library can provide Open Access vouchers that are valid for all Taylor & Francis journals. Members of Potsdam University can use these vouchers to publish accepted articles from Taylor & Francis journals according to Open Access principles. However, authors need to have the status of either "corresponding" or "submitting authors" and the respective article must be accepted in 2016.

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If you are interested in obtaining an Open Access voucher, you may apply for one right after the acceptance of your article by Taylor & Francis: publikationsfonds@uni-potsdam.de

Please provide the following information in your email:

  • Publication title:
  • Authors (please indicate the corresponding author):
  • Journal:
  • Publication accepted (date):

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