An increasing number of funding institutions require researchers to make their findings openly available. This principle of open access (OA) applies, for example, to all projects that are funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program.
There are two OA approaches that you can use to publish your work:
Open Access Publishing Fund
The University of Mannheim has created an open access publishing fund to encourage free and unlimited access to research findings. That’s why researchers, who want to publish their article in an open access journal, can request financial support to help them do so. Funds are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the library’s website to find out about the terms and conditions. For advice, contact Dr. Zumstein, the university’s Open Access Representative, ideally before your project begins.
Open Access Policy
The University of Mannheim believes that open access is an extremely effective form of publishing that can be used in future to further improve knowledge sharing. That’s why, in its Open Access Policy, it recommends that academics publish their research findings using an OA approach.
To find out more about open access, contact Dr. Zumstein, the Open Access Representative at the university.
Repositories at the University of Mannheim:
Open access strategies (open-access.net)