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Publications in journals of selected publishers

The University of Münster is a member of numerous consortia or has agreements with selected publishers. As a result, members of the University receive various discount options when they publish Open Access in the journals of these publishers.

If you have publication funds as part of a third-party funded project and would like to use them for an article published via a framework agreement, please contact us. Third-party funding can only be invoiced once the article has been accepted.
Please also note that there are no original individual invoices from the publisher within the scope of the DEAL project, only collective invoices with a sometimes considerable time delay. However, we can provide you with an advance invoice as proof of the timely settlement with the third-party donor.

ACM – Association for Computing Machinery

Members of the University of Münster receive a discount on all hybrid or Gold Open Access publications in ACM's journals and proccedings as a Corresponding Author:

  • Journal articles: USD 1,500 (instead of USD 1,700)
  • Proceedings articles: USD 800 (instead of USD 900)

Bentham Science

Under a "Publish&Read" agreement [de] between Bentham Science Publishers and the Fachinformationsdienst Pharmazie (FID PubPharm), Corresponding Authors of the University of Münster receive a 50% discount on the publication fee (Article Processing Charge, APC) on Open Access publications in hybrid journals of the publisher.

The discount applies to items accepted since 01 January 2021.

Manuscripts can be submitted to the publisher for review via this portal.

BMJ

Under a "Publish&Read" agreement with BMJ, members of the University of Münster who are Corresponding Authors of Research Articles ("original articles reporting on primary research") are entitled to publish in the journals of the BMJ Journals Online Standard Collection in hybrid Open Access.
The agreement applies to articles accepted since 01 January 2021.

More information on the submission process can be found on this publisher's page.
For a list of journals in the Standard Collection, select Münster University under "Select your institution"; in the blue box that then appears on the right, there is a fold-out list entitled "The journals that you can publish".

The journal "The British Medical Journal (The BMJ)" is exempt from this regulation; there is also no framework agreement for Gold Open Access journals from BMJ.

Cambridge University Press

For 2022–2024, the University of Münster has a "Publish&Read" agreement as part of a consortium with the publisher Cambridge University.

The University of Münster's authors can publish as "corresponding author" of certain article types free of charge in almost all gold and hybrid journals of Cambridge University Press. This means that you will not incur any costs as a result of Open Access publication, except for certain additional services agreed with the publisher, for which Cambridge University Press will then invoice you directly.

Journals covered by the contract can be found through the publisher's Eligibility Tool.

Please indicate "WWU" (University of Münster) or "UKM" (Münster's University Hospital) as affiliation upon submission. Upon acceptance of the article, please choose the Open Access option for hybrid journals and a Creative Commons license (we recommend CC-BY). Afterwards, the fee will be waived and you will receive a confirmation from Rightslink.

Publisher's Information:

Cogitatio Press

Members of the University of Münster can publish free of charge in the four journals of the Cogitatio Press, "Media and Communication", "Politics and Governance", "Social Inclusion" and "Urban Planning", until the end of 2022.

De Gruyter

As part of the consortium "De Gruyter Humanities and Social Sciences Journals", members of the University of Münster can publish open access free of charge as Corresponding Author in the 104 journals of the so-called "Konvolut A" in 2022.

Articles that appear in the journals of "Konvolut B" can be posted by authors of the University of Münster in the form published by the publisher immediately after publication and without embargo in an (institutional, discipline-specific, non-commercial) repository of their choice – for example miami – and thus be made openly accessible.
A special case in this package are 12 journals that are funded according to the "Subscribe to Open" (S2O) model: the articles appearing here in 2022 will be made open access free of charge by the publisher.

Lists of the journals in the two volumes can be found on this publisher's page [de].

There is also a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC) list prices for publication in the publisher's genuine OA journals.
A price list of the journals can be found on this page.

ECS Plus – Electrochemical Society

The University of Münster participates in "ECS Plus", a consortium of the Electrochemical Society (ECS). Therefore, members of the University are entitled to publish their articles Open Access free of charge and without limitation of the number of articles since 2019 until the end of 2022.

Information about the program can be found on this page; a list of journals can be found here.

Geological Society of London (GSL) – Lyell Collection

Members of the University can publish all article types as Corresponding Author in 6 hybrid journals and 3 hybrid book series of the Collection under CC-BY license for free Open Access in 2022.

The offer covers all articles submitted between 01 January and 31 December  2022 in the journals Journal of the Geological Society, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology, Petroleum Geoscience, Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, Scottish Journal of Geology and in Special Publications, the Memoirs and Engineering Geology Special Publications.

Hogrefe – PsyJournals

The University of Münster participates in a DFG-funded consortium that has a contract with the publisher Hogrefe. Members of the University receive a 25% discount on publication fees if they publish open access in the publisher's journals (OpenMind model, hybrid publishing). The standard fee is €2,500 plus VAT. Articles for which the APC has been paid become freely accessible on the publisher's PsyJournals platform immediately upon publication and can be entered and made accessible in repositories as a publisher's PDF under the CC BY-NC license.
From 2020, the OA journal Psychological Test Adaptation and Development will be published by Hogrefe. As part of the consortium, there is also a 25% discount on publication fees. In the future, the journal Methodology will be published by the society (EAM) itself and will appear on the PsycOpen platform.

IOP – Institute of Physics

Under a contract with IOP, members of the University of Münster can publish articles that appear under the CC-BY 4.0 license in 56 hybrid journals and 16 gold open access journals free of charge as Corresponding Author in the years 2022–2024. Eligible "primary research article" types include "research papers", "special issue articles", "letters", and "review articles", which will be accepted beginning 01 January 2022.

List of hybrid journals
List of Gold OA Journals

Author Guide

Please note that any page charges are not covered by the Agreement; they may be billed separately to authors and must be paid by them or their institution.
As of July 2022, this applies to the journals "Applied Physics Express", "Japanese Journal of Applied Physics", "Nuclear Fusion" and "Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific".
The submission form of the journals refers to the page charge.

RSC – Royal Society of Chemistry

Members of the University of Münster receive a 15% discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC) of all RCS hybrid journals.
There is no discount for articles in Gold Open Access journals such as "RSC Advances".

SAGE

Agreements with the publisher SAGE include various discount options for publication in the different journals. There is no central accounting associated with this.

Gold Open Access

Authors of the University of Münster receive a 20% discount on the publication fees of SAGE's approximately 200 pure open access journals. You are a "corresponding author" or "submitting author" and submit your article directly to the journal as usual. Refer to your affiliation with the University of Münster during the submission process. 
If the article meets the criteria of the publication fund, you can apply for publication cost coverage after the article has been accepted by the publisher.

Hybrid Open Access

Authors of the University of Münster can publish their articles in SAGE journals subject to subscription free of charge in open access if they have the status of "corresponding author". The offer applies to manuscripts submitted to SAGE between 01 January 2021 and 31 December 2023. 
Refer to your affiliation with the University of Münster during the submission process. You will be informed by the publisher about the possibility of an Open Access publication.

Second Publication

Authors of the University of Münster are entitled to deposit their articles published in the licensed journals in the published version (publisher's PDF) with a time embargo of one year in the institutional repository miami and thus make them available Open Access.

SCOAP3

The University of Münster joined the SCOAP3 consortium (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) at the beginning of 2014. The aim is to make scientific publications in high-energy physics (HEP) freely accessible.
Information about SCOAP3

Springer Nature

The Rector signed the University's declaration of participation in the transformative agreement of the German Rectors' Conference with Springer Nature as part of the DEAL project at the beginning of June 2020. This is a "Publish&Read" agreement for the years 2020 to 2022 – now extended until 2023 –, which is intended to shape the transition from subscription-based to publication-based financing of the supply of scientific journals. Members of the University of Münster have immediate access to approx. 2,800 journals of the Springer publishing group (from 01 January 2022 also including the subscription journals of the Nature group) as well as permanent access to the archive volumes from 1997 onwards.

Nature Branded Journals 

The University of Münster became part of the nationwide consortium for the journal "Nature" and another 57 so-called "Nature Branded Journals" (NBJ) on 01 January 2022. The Transformative Agreement complements the DEAL agreement with Springer Nature, which includes "Nature Communications" as the only NBJ title.
Through the NBJ transformative agreement, it is possible to publish open access in "Nature" and 34 other NBJ journals as a "submitting" or "corresponding author" at no additional cost.
A list of all NBJ titles and the open access titles included in the package can be found here

Non-Nature-Journals

As of 01 January 2020: if members of the University of Münster act as first submitting authors in hybrid journals ("submitting" or "corresponding author"), these articles will be published as Open Access publications at no additional cost. Please note the information below on the types of articles covered by the contract.
For Gold Open Access journals from the "SpringerOpen" and "Biomed Central" packages, including "Nature Communications" and "Scientific Reports", there is no longer a discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC).

What does this mean for the funding of the articles you publish as a first submitting author in Springer journals?

Under the terms of the transformative agreements, there is no direct invoicing with the authors. MPDL Services GmbH will issue collective invoices to the University of Münster at regular intervals.

Nature Branded Journals 

  • If you are logged into Springer's publication system with your "WWU"- (University of Münster) or "UKM"- (Münster's University Hospital) email address, the costs for the journals covered by the Nature framework agreement should be covered automatically.

Non-Nature-Journals

  • On the one hand, an invoice is issued for the Publish&Read fee for the approx. 2,000 hybrid non-Nature journals. This amount is distributed among the ULB Münster and the departments according to the distribution principles mutually agreed upon by the University of Münster's License Commission.
  • On the other hand, the bill for the costs of publications in non-Nature Springer Gold Open Access journals is split according to the regulation for the University's Publication Fund. Here, the ULB bears one third of up to €2,000 per article, while the departments bear two thirds of the amount up to €2,000 as well as any costs per article exceeding this amount.
  • Opt-out option: as an author, you also have the option of opting out of Open Access. Opting out, however, means that the article will be published in closed access and you will transfer exclusive rights to the publisher, which restricts you in the further use of your own work. The article itself would then only be visible worldwide to institutions with a subscription to the corresponding journal. Opting out does not lead to any cost reduction for the University of Münster. We therefore urge you not to make use of this option.
  • The contract covers only the article types "Original Paper", "Review Paper" and "Brief Communication"; other articles are excluded.
  • Any additional costs such as colour charges, page charges, cover charges or open-access-independent publication charges are not covered by the framework agreement and must be borne by the authors themselves.
  • The DEAL consortium, which negotiated the transformative agreement, provides information on these pages about what the contract means for you as an author.

Wiley

The Rector signed University's Declaration of Participation in the German Rectors' Conference Transformative Agreement with Wiley as part of the DEAL project at the end of March 2019. This is a "Publish&Read" agreement for the years 2019 to 2021, which is intended to shape the transition from subscription-based to publication-based funding for the supply of scientific journals.
In September 2021, the contract was extended until the end of 2022; a further extension until the end of 2023 is expected.

Members of the University of Münster have access to about 1,700 Wiley journals and the archive volumes from 1997 onwards.

As of 01 July 2019: if members of the University of Münster act as first submitting authors in these hybrid journals ("submitting" or "corresponding author"), these articles will appear as Open Access publications at no additional cost. Please note the information below regarding the article types covered by the contract.
There is no longer a discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC) for Gold Open Access journals.

What does this mean for the funding of the articles you publish as a first-submitting author in Wiley journals?

Under the terms of the transformative agreement, there is no direct invoicing with the authors. MPDL Services GmbH will issue collective invoices to the University of Münster at regular intervals.

  • On the one hand, an invoice is issued for the Publish&Read fee for the approx. 1,700 hybrid Wiley journals. This amount is distributed to the ULB Münster and the departments according to the distribution principles mutually agreed upon by the University of Münster's License Commission.
  • On the other hand, the bill for the costs of publications in Wiley Gold Open Access journals is split according to the regulation for the University's Publication Fund. Here, the ULB bears one third of up to €2,000 per article, the departments bear two thirds of the amount up to €2,000 as well as any costs per article exceeding this amount.
  • Opt-out option: As an author, you also have the option of opting out of Open Access. Opting out, however, means that the article will be published in closed access and you will transfer exclusive rights to the publisher, which restricts you in the further use of your own work. The article itself would then only be visible worldwide to institutions with a subscription to the corresponding journal. Opting out does not lead to any cost reduction for University of Münster. We therefore urge you not to make use of this option.
  • The contract covers only the article types "Primary research article" and "Review article"; other articles such as "Letter to the editor" are excluded.
  • Any additional costs such as colour charges, page charges, cover charges or open-access-independent publication charges are not covered by the framework agreement and must be borne by the authors themselves.
  • The DEAL consortium, which negotiated the transformation contract, provides information on these pages about what the contract means for you as an author.