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Memberships and Special Agreements

Potsdam University Library has entered into special agreements with the following publishers in order to make procedures more efficient and to reduce publishing costs. 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.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Due to a consortium agreement starting in 2018, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offers a discount of 15% on article processing charges for articles in the Science Advances journal. This offer applies to all members of Potsdam University who are "corresponding author" of an article. Please read the leaflet about the AAAS/Science Advances APC Author Workflow.

ACM

Starting in 2019, authors from Potsdam University will receive an APC discount for publication in ACM Open Access journals as part of a consortium agreement.

  • Journal article: USD 1500 instead of USD 1700
  • Proceedings article and proceedings of the ACM article: USD 800 instead of USD 900

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 BioMed Central, Chemistry Central as well as in Springer Open 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.

Cambridge University Press (CUP)

  • Term of Alliance License: 2019-2021
  • Publish and Read model
  • Members of Potsdam University who are corresponding authors are entitled to publish in 283 journals of the Full Collection along the lines of hybrid Open Access.
  • Publishing costs are included in the license.
  • Depending on the journal, various Creative Commons Licenses are available. Potsdam University Library recommends the attribution of a CC BY license.

For further information, please go to Cambridge University Press. Here you will also find a step-by-step guide for authors publishing Open Access in Cambridge Journals, as well as a title list.

COGITATIO

In October 2018, Potsdam University Library entered into a publisher agreement with COGITATIO. In order to make procedures more efficient, invoices for COGITATIO Open Access publications are sent directly to Potsdam University Library. This procedure applies to corresponding authors who are member of Potsdam University. The publisher offers a discount of 2o% on article processing charges (APC); publishing costs can be financed through the Publication Fund 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).

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 Open Mind"). Potsdam University Library takes part in this license.

Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

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

Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Since 2015, Potsdam University Library has been a member of the Public Library of Science (PLoS). In order to make procedures more efficient, invoices for contributions published with PloS are sent directly to Potsdam University Library.This procedure applies to members of Potsdam University only.

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 a 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 have been accepted in the funding year.

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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 corresponding author):
  • Journal:
  • Publication accepted (date):

Wiley

Since April 2019, the University of Potsdam has had a DEAL agreement with the publishing house Wiley. This agreement provides access to approximately 1,700 journals retroactively to the year of publication 1997.

Since January 22, 2019, all submitting corresponding authors of the University of Potsdam and any associated institutions may publish in Open Access journals of the publishing house within the framework of the agreement. For the first time, the University of Potsdam will be invoiced centrally for the publication costs at the end of the year. If funding through the Publication Fund is possible, please submit an application immediately after acceptance of the submitted manuscript.

As of 01.07.2019 submitting corresponding authors of Potsdam University and any associated institutions may publish open access in subscription-based journals. The publication costs are covered by the total costs to be paid by the University Library to the publisher. When submitting your articles, please make sure that your affiliation is entered correctly. In case of doubt, the affiliation to the University of Potsdam is checked by the University Library using an appropriate workflow. The coordination for this is still in progress with MPDL GmbH which has taken over the administration of the overall agreement.

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