Why should you publish Open Access?

There are many reasons for open access publication, e.g.

  • fast and free access to scientific publications
  • increased visibility and citation frequency of research results
  • good findability

Further information can be found at open-access.network.

General information about DEAL

„DEAL is an initiative of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany. Under the leadership of the German Rectors' Conference (Hochschulrektorenkonferenz - HRK), DEAL negotiates nationwide transformative  "Publish and Read" agreements with the largest commercial publishers of scholarly journals on behalf of German research institutions (including universities, universities of applied sciences, research institutes, state and regional libraries).

The agreements enable thousands of research articles from German institutions to be published openly each year, making them immediately accessible and re-usable worldwide. At the same time, they provide the hundreds of institutions in the DEAL consortium with extensive access rights to scientific journals, thereby improving the information infrastructure for research and education in Germany.“ (https://deal-konsortium.de/, 02.02.2024)


Access to journals as part of DEAL

You have access to these journals as part of DEAL:

Elsevier Springer WILEY
You can also find the journals in our catalog or - if you are on campus/logged in via eduVPN/VPN - you will be redirected to the corresponding full texts when searching.

Guidance for authors

The recommendations for authors (German only) can be found on the intranet (registration required).


Publication registration form

The form for registering a publication (German only) can be found on the intranet (registration required).