Open Science Office

The Open Science Office at the University Library offers a set of services to support the researchers of Leipzig University, focussing on open access and research date. It works closely with other University Institutions, such as the Research and Transfer Service.

Services for Scientists

The Open Access Office is offering the following services: 

Contactphoneemail

Dr. Adriana Slavcheva

ORCID: 0000-0002-5895-0311

  • Open Access Consulting for Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Open Access Publishing Fund for monographs and edited books (Book Processing Charges)
  • Publishing Fund PLUS (for alternative open access publishing projects)
 
+ 49 341 97-30831slavcheva@ub.uni-leipzig.de

Dr. Astrid Vieler

ORCID: 0000-0003-0009-7490

  • Open Access Consulting for the Sciences and Medical Science
  • Open Access Publishing Fund for open-access-journal-articles (Article Processing Charges)
+49 341 97-30553vieler@ub.uni-leipzig.de

Dr. Stephan Wünsche

ORCID: 0000-0001-9552-4402

  • Research data
  • Research information, bibliography
  • Text- and Data-Mining
+49 341 97-30564wuensche@ub.uni-leipzig.de

Ronny Gey

ORCID: 0000-0003-1028-1670

  • Research software
+ 49 341 97-30573gey@ub.uni-leipzig.de

Katrin Brüggemann

  • Open Access Publishing Fund for journal articles (requests regarding application procedure and billing)
  • Publishing with the University Repository
+ 49 341 97-30685openscience@ub.uni-leipzig.de

Sarah Morgenstern-Einenkel

  • Bibliography
+49 341 97-30689openscience@ub.uni-leipzig.de

 

Martin Bauschmann

  • Open Access Publishing Fund for journal articles (requests regarding application procedure and billing)
  • Transformative Open Access Agreements (DEAL a.o.)
+49 341 97-30668 openscience@ub.uni-leipzig.de

Leipzig University established agreements or special conditions with the following publishers for open access publishing:

  • AAAS – Science Advances
    Under the current licence for AAAS Journals authors can claim a 15 % discount for author processing charges in Science Advances. Please note that charges for articles in Sciences Advances cannot be covered by the Open Access Publication Fund due the price limit of the fund.
    Please claim the discount during the submission process as affiliation discount.
  • BioMed Central (Springer Nature)
    A prepay account with BioMed Central is in place since 2015 to allow central invoicing of APCs in all BioMed Central Journals at a 20 % discounted price. This account is financed by the DFG-supported open access publishing fund of Leipzig University. The costs can be covered from the publishing fund, if all criteria for support are met and according to the funding conditions. You can profit form the 20 % discount also if you do not meet the funding criteria and want to pay the APC from another source. Please contact the Open Access Office for further details.
    During the submission process with BioMed Central, authors will be asked for a code in order to authenticate as affiliates of Leipzig University. You will receive this code after applying to the publishing fund through the online form (see above).
    Starting August 2020, articles in OA journals will be part of the Springer Nature DEAL agreement. Costs can be covered by the open access publishing fund according to the funding conditions.
  • De Gruyter
    Authors of Leipzig University can claim a 20 % discount on APCs in the publishers gold open access journals.
  • Frontiers Media S.A.
    Since February 2016 a Central Invoicing Arrangement is in place with the publisher Frontiers Media S.A., that allows for monthly central invoicing of APCs in Frontiers Journals. The costs can be covered from the publishing fund, if all criteria for support are met and according to the funding conditions. Please note, that several Frontiers Journals exceed the funding cap of 2,000 € and the authors will be responsible for the payment of these APCs.
  • Institute of Physics (IOP)
    Leipzig University Library received five vouchers for open access publications in the publisehrs hybrid journals as part of the current offsetting agreement.
  • Karger
    Under the current Publish & Read licence, corresponding authors of Leipzig University can publish open access in the publishers hybrid journals at no additional cost.
  • MDPI AG
    Since February 15, 2016 a central payment agreement is active with the open access publisher MDPI AG. APCs for articles in all MDPI-Journals submitted after February 21, 2018 will be discounted by 25 % for authors of Leipzig University and invoiced to the library. The costs can be covered from the publishing fund, if all criteria for support are met and according to the funding conditions.
  • PLOS – Public Library of Science
    Starting March 1, 2016 an institutional account is established with the open access publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS). APCs for articles in the Journal PLOS ONE will be accumulated and invoiced monthly to the Library. The costs can be covered from the publishing fund, if all criteria for support are met and according to the funding conditions.
  • RSC – Royal Society of Chemistry
    Leipzig University Library signed a Read&Publish Agreement effective 2019 that allows open access publishing at no extra cost for corresponding authors from Leipzig University whose articles in RSC journals are accepted for publication between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
  • SAGE
    Since 2019 a 20 % discount is valid for all SAGE gold open access journals. Corrensponding authors from Leipzig University can claim the discount after acceptance of their article by submitting the following code during the payment process: DFG2019OA
    Also, corresponding authors of Leipzig University will receive a discount on APCs in hybrid journals (200 GBP).
  • IoP - Institute of Physics
    For publications with IoP an offsetting agreement is in place that includes five vouchers for open access publications in closed access IoP journals. Authors will be informed during article submission.
  • Springer Nature (DEAL)
    Leipzig University Library will participate in the DEAL contract effective since January 2020. Apart from permanent access to most of the journal content published since 1997, authors from Leipzig University will be able to publish their articles published online after January 1st 2020 at open access in the publishers hybrid journals. Nature branded journals are not included in this contract.
  • Wiley (DEAL)
    Leipzig University Library is participating in the DEAL contract effective since January 2019. Apart from permanent access to most of the journal content published since 1997, authors form Leipzig University will be able to publish their articles accepted for publication after July 1, 2019 open access at no additional cost in almost any Wiley journal.