Memberships & agreements with publishers

Support measures in connection with "Open Access" for members of the University of Stuttgart

In order to benefit from the OA agreements, it is important that you as authors indicate the corresponding affiliation with the University of Stuttgart and use the corresponding e-mail address when submitting an article. It may be necessary to select the institution again at a later stage with an "Apply Discounts“ button or similar.
We also recommend choosing the Creative Commons license CC BY for the publication (often already preselected). When an article is funded by the OA Publication Fund, the CC BY licence is required.

If you wish to apply for funding (funding limit: EUR 2,400 gross) for an Gold Open Access article, you can submit a request for central funding via the OA Publication Fund. Please note the relevant requirements.
Exception: You can submit to the publishers Wiley, Springer Nature and Elsevier without an application. Invoicing and funding are handled centrally via the DEAL contracts.

Information on price negotiations with publishers can also be found on the OA Publication Fund page.

If you have any questions, please contact the OA Team of the University Library.

Publishers A-N

AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • 15 % APC discount in Science Advances for "Corresponding Authors" (via "Apply Discounts" and selection of the affiliation)
    • you would have to submit an application for the OA Fund to cover the costs

ACS Publications

ASME Digital Collection Journal articles and conference proceedings

  • 50 % APC discount for Gold Open Access for "Corresponding Authors"
    • you would have to submit an application for the OA Fund to cover the costs
  • 50 % APC discount for Hybrid Open Access for "Corresponding Authors"
  • Overlength and color cost extra and do not receive a discount

Copernicus Publications

HSS Journals / Humanities and Social Sciences

  • 20 % APC discount for Gold Open Access for "Corresponding Authors"
    • you would have to submit an application for the OA Fund to cover the costs
  • Hybrid Open Access without additional costs for "Corresponding Authors" in journals in the humanities and social sciences
  • verification via e-mail domain
  • 20 % APC discount for Gold Open Access for "Corresponding Authors"
    • you would have to submit an application for the OA Fund to cover the costs
  • 20 % APC discount for Hybrid Open Access for "Corresponding Authors"
  • see Waivers and Discounts (TIB - German National APC agreement)

Elsevier Agreement - DEAL Project

  • 20 % APC discount for Gold Open Access and 15 % APC discount for Gold Cell Press and The Lancet journals for "Submitting Corresponding Authors"; central funding through the University of Stuttgart
  • Hybrid Open Access without additional costs for "Submitting Corresponding Authors"

You can also find supporting information here:
https://deal-konsortium.de/en/for-authors

Direct Invoicing with Frontiers

  • central payment processing for "Corresponding Authors" (incl. 5 % discount)
    • you would have to submit an application for the OA Fund to cover the costs
  • Gold Open Access without additional costs for "Corresponding Authors" in these Gold OA journals
  • Hybrid Open Access without additional costs for "Corresponding Authors" in these Hybrid OA journals  (currently “open access choice” = "No" must be selected, then the "institutional agreement" takes effect)
    Attention: For Applied Physics Express and Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, there are additional costs in the form of "page charges", for "Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific" only for non-OA
  • article of the type "Primary Research Article" (incl. "Research Papers", "Special Issue Articles", "Letters", and "Review Article")

Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP) bei MDPI

  • 10 % APC discount for university members since July 1, 2020, currently extended until June 30, 2024
    • you would have to submit an application for the OA Fund to cover the costs

Publishers O-Z

Optica Publishing Group

  • Gold Open Access in six journals without additional costs for "Corresponding Authors - Primary Affiliation" (Biomedical Optics Express, Optica, Optical Materials Express, Optica Quantum, Optics Express, and Optics Continuum)
  • Hybrid Open Access in four journals without additional costs for "Corresponding Authors - Primary Affiliation" (Applied Optics, Journal of the Optical Society A, Journal of the Optical Society B, and Optics Letters)

Direct Billing with PLOS

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

  • Immediate OA (hybrid): APC USD 5,300 instead of USD 5,800 for "Corresponding Authors" (CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND)
  • Delayed OA (after 6 months): APC USD 2,750 for "Corresponding Authors" (CC BY-NC-ND)

RSC Journals

  • Gold Open Access without additional costs for "Submitting Corresponding Authors"
  • Hybrid Open Access without additional costs for "Submitting Corresponding Authors"

Royal Society Journals

  • 20 % APC discount for Gold Open Access for "Corresponding Authors"
    • you would have to submit an application for the OA Fund to cover the costs
  • 20 % APC discount for Hybrid Open Access for "Corresponding Authors"

SAGE Journals

Scientific.Net

  • Gold Open Access without additional costs
  • Hybrid Open Access without additional costs
  • Gold Open Access without additional costs in SPIE Journals
  • Hybrid Open Access without additional costs in SPIE Journals
  • each via "OA publishing agreement" and selection of the affiliation

Springer Nature agreement - DEAL Project

  • publishing in Gold Open Access journals for "Corresponding Authors": A discount of 20 % is granted on the APC list prices of all Springer Open and BMC titles. This does not apply to Nature Communications and Scientific Reports.
  • Open Access publishing in Springer Nature subscription journals (hybrid) for "Corresponding Authors"

Please note the further details of the DEAL agreement:
https://www.springernature.com/gp/open-research/institutional-agreements/oaforgermany
https://deal-konsortium.de/en/for-authors

  • 15 % APC discount for Gold Open Access for "Submitting Corresponding Authors"
    • you would have to submit an application for the OA Fund to cover the costs
  • Hybrid Open Access ("Open Select") without additional costs for "Submitting Corresponding Authors"

wt Werkstattstechnik online

  • Gold Open Access without additional costs for main and co-authors

Wiley agreement - DEAL Project

  • 20 % APC discount for Gold Open Access for "Corresponding Authors"; central funding through the University of Stuttgart
  • Hybrid Open Access without additional costs for "Corresponding Authors"
  • articles of the types "Primary Research Article" and "Review Article"
  • As of January 1, 2023 the agreement with Wiley was extended to include certain Hindawi journals.
    Please note: Only one “Corresponding Author” can be specified here. Therefore, the eligible author must submit and select the affiliation correctly.

You can also find supporting information here:
https://deal-konsortium.de/en/for-authors

APC = Article Processing Charge; Gold Open Access = all articles in the Open Access journal are freely available immediately upon publication; Hybrid Open Access = individual articles in a Closed Access journal are freely available

These OA agreements have been carefully checked by us. We also make every effort to keep the list of agreements up to date. Nevertheless, possible errors or deviations (especially at the turn of the year) cannot be ruled out.

University of Stuttgart Library

 

Open Access Team

Holzgartenstr. 16, 70174 Stuttgart

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