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Open Access Publication Fund

The Open Access publication fund of the JLU helps authors financing article processing charges (APCs) in Open Access journals. For APCs up to 2.000 € the JLU OA publication fund covers 50% of the costs. APCs above 2.000 € can be supported by JLU funds with 1.000 € (incl. VAT). As junior scientist in their PhD process or with a PhD-graduation that is not older than five year the JLU OA publication fund covers 75% and a maximum of 1.500 €.

You can informally apply for publication fund support by specifying the following data to the university's open access representative (see under "contact" on the right side of this page):

  • name and contact details,
  • if applicable: status as junior scientist,
  • title of the article / the journal,
  • original of the invoice,
  • a cost center / project number your share of the publication charges.
The University library will manage the payment of the bill. Please don't send your invoice the the financial department. Please be aware of publisher-specific arrangements especially with Frontiers, MDPI, PLoS, SpringerNature and Wiley.

Conditions for funding

  • The journal you want to publish in is an Open Access journal in the sense of the "golden road", whose articles are all accessible free of charge and without delay.
  • The journal adheres to strict quality assurance procedures that are recognized in the respective field.
  • The corresponding author is a member or researcher of the JLU Giessen.
  • The support for junior scientists is only applicable if they act as corresponding author.
  • It is reccomended to use an ORCID-ID as distinct identificator.
  • If the book is published as a result of a DFG-funded project, please add a reference to the funding with the DFG project number, e.g. "Funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) [Project number]"

The reimbursement of publication costs for single Open Access articles in subscription journals is not possible. The means of the publication fund are successively assigned until the fund is exhausted. The date of receipt of the application is decisive.


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