Financial support for Open Access publications

Open Access enables you to publish your research results in a way that is freely accessible worldwide and reusable without legal or technical barriers. Many OA publishers charge authors publication costs: either Article Processing Charges (APCs) or Book Processing Charges (BPCs). As a researcher at the University of Cologne / University Hospital Cologne, you have various options for financing these costs.

As the central coordination point for OA publication cost funding, the University and City Library of Cologne has concluded further contracts with academic publishers to promote OA, in addition to the DEAL project.