Funding of open access publications

In accordance to the University of Freiburg's Open Science Policy, the University Library provides funding for the publication of journal articles and books in open access.

Since 2011, the University of Freiburg has assisted researchers in funding open access publications. From 2022 to 2024, the university also benefits from third-party funding from the German Research Foundation as part of the "Open Access Publication Funding" program.

The University of Freiburg has signed framework agreements with selected publishers that allow members of the university to publish their journal articles in open access either free of charge or at a discount. The University's publication fund can be used to (partially) cover publication fees for open access articles (APCs) and books (BPCs) by members of the University of Freiburg that are not covered by the framework agreements.

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