Feedback on the quality of Open Access publications

There is an ongoing discussion about the quality of Open Access journals. We need your support for the further development of our funding offers: Please give us feedback if you encounter quality deficiencies in your roles as an author, reviewer, or editor in the publication process. Responses to the questionnaire will be treated confidentially. Please provide your name and e-mail address so that we can contact you in case of further inquiries.


All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

Information under Art. 13 DS-GVO
In addition to or according to the general privacy notice of the University of Stuttgart, the following information applies to the feedback form for the Open Access publication process at the University Library:

Controller according to data protection regulations:
University of Stuttgart
Keplerstraße 7
70174 Stuttgart
Telephone: +49 711/685-0

Data protection officer
University of Stuttgart
Data protection officer
Breitscheidstraße 2
70174 Stuttgart
Telephone: +49 711 685-83687
Fax: +49 711 685-83688

Description and categories of data
The form fields displayed, along with the date and time of registration, are recorded in a database in a structured form. In addition, the form sends an e-mail to with the data entered.

Investigation and processing of quality deficiencies in Open Access publications, especially in scientific journals; evaluation of publishing offers.

Legal basis
Legal basis is Art. 6, par. 1, letter e GDPR in connection with Art. 6, par. 3 GDPR, in connection with sec. 4 State Data Protection Act. LDSG (Baden-Württemberg) (DE).

The recipient of the personal data transmitted via the form is the Open Access Team of the University Library.

Duration of storage
After six months, the entry is automatically deleted from the database.

Consequences of nondisclosure, possibility of objection or deletion
The information is voluntary, nondisclosure has no consequences.

Your rights
You have the right to obtain information from the University about your personal data stored and/or have data that are stored incorrectly corrected.

In addition, you have the right of deletion, restriction of processing, or a right to object to processing.

For this, please turn to the Data Protection Officer of the University of Stuttgart via e-mail.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if you believe that processing of your personal data violates legal regulations. The competent supervisory authority is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Baden-Württemberg.

University of Stuttgart Library


Open Access Team

Holzgartenstr. 16, 70174 Stuttgart

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