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Publisher's Guide – Information about publishing: Open Access

Open Science and Research

Open science and research seeks to ensure that research data, research methods and research results are available to everybody interested, within the boundaries of research ethics and law. The purpose of this is to improve the quality, reliability and visibility of research and promote the social effectiveness of research and the creation of new innovations.

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Benefits of Open Publishing

  • Enhances the visibility and effectiveness of research.
  • Increases opportunities for interaction.
  • Increases the likelihood of the research becoming referred to.
  • Promotes the open accessibility of the results of research and development activities.
  • Promotes innovations and the operating preconditions of companies.
  • Increases the effectiveness of funding.
  • Promotes decision-making based on research data.
  • Promotes global well-being.

Open Access recommendation by Arene ry

Teachers and researchers working in universities of applied sciences are requested to publish in parallel the research articles published in scientific publications or the university's own publication series since 1 January 2010 in the Theseus publication archive. Arene ry recommends that when publishing, teachers and researchers working in universities of applied sciences should utilise publishing channels that follow an open publishing policy.

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Open publishing alternatives

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The openness of a publication means that the publication can be read, printed and copied from the Internet freely, in full and free of charge. The publication is freely accessible through the Internet. A publishing charge can be collected (APC, article processing charge). There are also OA journals that do not charge any publishing fees.

 Green OA, parallel publication

A publication or part thereof can be published in parallel in a discipline or organisation specific publication archive, where it is available either immediately or after a specific embargo period. The publisher can also impose a limit to the version that can be published in parallel. Parallel publishing is free of charge for the researcher. The author can purchase a single article to make it open by paying an APC charge that usually is thousands of euros.  

You can check the terms of parallel publications in Sherpa/Romeo. 

 Hybrid OA
This status typically requires the payment of a publication fee (also called an article processing charge or APC) to the publisher.