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Open Access Counselling & Information


The University Library offers advisory services for University members providing information about Open Access in general, about publishing strategies as well as about legal an financial aspects of Open Access.

We provide advisory services focusing on the following issues:

  • your publishing contract
  • Open Access solutions for your publication
  • application of the legal second publication right
  • publication fee discounts
  • decentralised fundraising
  • Creative Commons licenses
  • enhancement of the visibleness of your research activities (ORCID)

Please contact us for individual consultations in the Library or in your department.


Open Access Publishing for Researchers & Lecturers

This workshop on Open Access publishing provides researchers and research groups with essential basic information on the topic. The focus will be on how research results can be published according to Open Access principles. Participants will be introduced to various possibilities to publish with commercial publishers as well as with Potsdam University Press - first and second publication. Moreover, several ways to finance and support Open Access publications will be discussed.

In order to book a presentation, please contact us and tell us the desired date, the group size and language (English/German) and send your request to:

You can also book this course via our course booking calendar: Current Courses & Course Booking.


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