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Open Access Publications

Why Open Access?

Open Access means unrestricted and free access to scientific information, research data and results and thus represents an alternative model of scientific publishing. Research results published with Open Access are available immediately after their publication dates. Thus impact and visibility of researchers rise permanently. Open access to scientific publications and research data improves information flow between researchers and knowledge transfer worldwide. The Osnabrück University supports Open Access as a sustainable form of modern science communication. More information can be found on the information website on Open Access and on the publication platform Open Journal Systems.

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If you have questions please feel free to contact Sabine Boccalini or Dr. Joost Hindersmann

repOSitorium is the name of the institutional repository of the Osnabrück University. All university staff members have the opportunity to publish their documents online in this special repository. A detailed description of the features, content and legal framework can be found in the Intranet in the guidelines of the repOSitorium.

Open Access publication fund

Many renowned Open Access journals are financed by fees, so-called Article Processing Charges (APC), which have to be paid when the article is published. The Osnabrück University is part of the universities in Germany that provide a publication fund co-financed by the program" Open Access Publizieren" of the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft” ( DFG ). It serves to pay article charges for published open access journal articles.

Open Access in EU project

The funding guidelines of the EU research framework program Horizon 2020 require that project results have to be archived together with publications in a repository at the same time. They must also be accessible no later than 6 months thereafter. More information


We will advise on publication types, publishing contracts, copyright and answer your questions about electronic publishing and Open Access.

Electronic Publications, Open Access:

Sabine Boccalini

Open Access-Beauftragte
Fachreferentin für Physik

Tel.: +49 541 969-4568, -2718

Raum: 10/311, 96/223
Alte Münze 16/Kamp
49074 Osnabrück

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs):

Dr. phil. Jost Hindersmann

Stabsstelle Elektronische Informationsdienste
Fachreferent für
Anglistik/Amerikanistik, Medienwissenschaft, Psychologie

Tel.: +49 541 969-4335

Raum: 10/224
Alte Münze 16/Kamp
49074 Osnabrück

More information for university staff

More information about the publication fund to specific publishing agreements and republication rights can be found in the intranet.