Open Access

Publisher Discounts

The University Library enters transformation or discount agreements for journals with publishers on behalf of the University of Rostock and Rostock University Medical School. These agreements enable you to publish open access free of charge or at a discount. They also improve options for the secondary publication of your work. In the following, we provide an overview of the publishers or journals with which Rostock University Library cooperates.

If you are planning to publish in one of the journals or with one of the publishers mentioned, you can benefit from the special conditions or discounts listed as a member or affiliate of the University of Rostock or Rostock University Medical School. As a rule, the prerequisite is that you are the responsible corresponding author and state your affiliation to the University of Rostock / Rostock University Medical School when submitting your article.

 


Contact

Open Access Team

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Tel.: +49 381 498-8627 / -8645


AAAS Science Advances

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is a large scientific society and publishes various journals (e.g. Science).

Discounts and secondary publication opportunities

  • You will receive a 15% discount on your open access publication in Science Advances with cc-by or cc-by-nc licence on the standard price of 4,500 USD net. This cost cannot be funded from the Open Access Publication Fund. Once your article has been accepted, you will receive a payment request by email, including a link into RightsLink's payment system. There, select "Apply Discount" and look for the entry for the University of Rostock under "Affiliation Discount". Confirm with "Apply Discount" and check the discounted invoice amount in the main window.
  • Notes on licensing conditions and costs
  • Information for authors
  • Information on Creative Commons licences
Annual Reviews Current

Annual Reviews is a non-profit publishing house that publishes journals with comprehensive review articles on various research areas in the natural and social sciences.

Discounts and secondary publication opportunities

You can publish open access in the following journals at no additional cost:

Biochemical Society Journals / Portland Press

The Biochemical Society is a British society for biochemistry. It publishes various journals through its publishing house Portland Press.

Discounts and secondary publication opportunities

You can publish your articles in all journals of the Biochemical Society free of charge in open access.

BMJ Journals Online Collection

BMJ publishes over 70 journals in medical and related fields.

Discounts and secondary publication options

Cambridge Journals Online

Cambridge University Press publishes many journals in numerous subject areas.

Discounts and secondary publication opportunities

DeGruyter Online Journals

DeGruyter publishes books and journals from various fields, some of them as open access.

Discounts and secondary publication opportunities

Frontiers Media

Frontiers Media SA is a Swiss open access publisher that publishes journals in the fields of natural sciences, medicine and technology in particular.

Discounts and secondary publication opportunities

  • You will receive a discount of 7.5% on the publication costs. In addition, a price cap of 2,000 EUR gross applies, provided that the publication complies with the funding regulations of the Open Access Publication Fund. The University Library checks whether the publication belongs to the University of Rostock / Rostock University Medical School.
  • Invoicing is done directly to the University Library, which finances the costs from the Open Access Publication Fund; you will not receive an invoice. An application for funding from the Open Access Publication Fund is not required.
  • List of all journals
  • Journals with Journal Impact Factor (JIF)
  • Notes for authors
IOP Institute of Physics

IOP Publishing is an academic publisher of the Institute of Physics, the main English and Irish professional body for physicists.

Discounts and secondary publication opportunities

Karger Journals

Karger is a biomedical publisher of both journals and books.

Discounts and secondary publication options

MathSciNet / American Mathematical Society (AMS)

MathSciNet is the database of the American Mathematical Society and contains the online version of "Mathematical Reviews" and the subject bibliography "Current Mathematical Publications".

Discounts and secondary publication opportunities

  • Secondary publication in the repository of your choice without embargo
  • Only valid for reviews
  • MathSciNet database
MDPI

MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) is a Swiss open access publisher of journals and books from various disciplines.

Discounts and secondary publication opportunities

Nature / Nature branded Journals

Nature (as part of Springer Nature) is an international science publisher and mainly publishes scientific and medical journals and databases.

Discounts and secondary publication opportunities

Open Library of Humanities

The Open Library of Humanities is the platform of a non-profit publisher of journals in the humanities and social sciences, which enables publication at no cost to authors through institutional funding.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

PNAS is a scientific multidisciplinary journal of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, with a focus on biology, physics and social sciences. All articles published since 1915 are available with a 6-month embargo period via PNAS or PubMed Central.

Discounts and secondary publication opportunities

  • Immediate publication of an article in open access costs USD 4,975 (CC-BY or CC-BY-NC-ND) or USD 2,575 (CC-BY-NC-ND) with a 6-month delay. These costs cannot be financed by the Open Access Publication Fund.
  • Notes on costs
  • Information on open access
PsyJournals (Hogrefe)

Hogrefe’s PsyJOURNALS collection includes journals from psychology and psychiatry. The contract grants access to all journals in the package as well as to the complete archive.

Discounts and secondary publication options

RSC Journals

The Royal Society of Chemistry – the professional body for British chemists – is a research-based organisation that publishes journals, books and databases.

Discounts and secondary publication opportunities

Scientific.Net - Materials Science and Engineering - Trans Tech Publications

Scientific.net is a trademark of Trans Tech Publications Ltd. and publishes journals, books and databases in the fields of materials science and engineering.

Discounts and secondary publication options

  • Secondary publication of the publisher's PDF in an institutional or subject-specific repository of your choice after 6 months embargo.
  • For a fee of 500 EUR, an article can be published immediately in open access – these costs cannot be covered by the Open Access Publication Fund
  • Journals website
SCOAP3 - Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics

SCOAP3 is an international consortium led by CERN to promote open access in the field of High Energy Physics (HEP) with the aim of making scientific publications in HEP open access.

Discounts and secondary publication opportunities

SPIE Digital Library

The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) is a society that supports light-based technologies. For this purpose it publishes journals, books and databases.

Discounts and secondary publication opportunities

Springer Nature

Springer Nature is a scientific publishing group that publishes journals in a wide range of disciplines. The University of Rostock has joined the national DEAL agreement with Springer Nature, which allows, among other things, publications in subscription-based journals to be published open access without additional costs. The corresponding author must be a researching or teaching member of the University of Rostock / Rostock University Medical Centre. Verification of the author’s affiliation is carried out by the University Library.

Nature branded journals as well as magazines and technical journals are not included in the contract.

Discounts and secondary publication options

Publications in subscription-based journals ("open choice") can be published open access at no additional cost.

  • The contract covers research articles (original papers, review papers, brief communications) and non-research articles (editorial notes, book reviews, letters, reports). It excludes non-research articles in specialist medical journals (see list).
  • List of all journals included in the contract (filter by publishing model: "open choice")
  • Instructions for authors
  • Guidelines for authors

Publications in genuine open access journals ("fully open access") are generally discounted by 20% (does not apply to Nature Communications and Scientific Reports). Invoices are sent to the University Library. The costs are currently financed by the Open Access Publication Fund and the University Library. Partial financing from the Open Access Publication Fund is possible for corresponding authors from Rostock University Medical School if the eligibility conditions are met and funding resources are available. Please contact the Vice Dean for Research for this.

Further information

Wiley

Wiley-Blackwell is an academic publisher of journals in various subject areas. The University of Rostock has joined the national DEAL contract with Wiley, which allows, among other things, publications in subscription-based journals to be published open access at no additional cost. The corresponding author must be a researching or teaching member of the University of Rostock / Rostock University Medical School. Verification of the author’s affiliation is carried out by the University Library.

Discounts and secondary publication possibilities

Publications in subscription-based journals ("hybrid open access") can be published open access at no additional cost.

Publications in genuine open access journals ("fully open access") are generally discounted by 20%. Invoices are sent to the University Library. The costs are currently financed by the Open Access Publication Fund and the University Library. Partial financing from the Open Access Publication Fund is possible for corresponding authors from Rostock University Medical School if the eligibility conditions are met and funding resources are available. Please contact the Vice Dean for Research for this.

Overview of all Wiley journals

Wiley Journal Finder Beta

Further information