HsKA publication fund
As part of the MWK (Baden-Württemberg State Ministry for Science, Research, and the Arts) funding programme "BW-BigDIWA - Wissenschaftliche Bibliotheken gestalten den digitalen Wandel" (BW-BigDIWA – Scientific Libraries Shaping the Digital Revolution), funds are made available for Open Access publications by universities in Baden-Württemberg. The funding line is limited until the end of 2021. The funds are administered by the office of the Baden-Württemberg Consortium at the Freiburg University Library.
The following funding requirements have to be met:
- The "submitting author" or "corresponding author" is a member of the HsKA.
- The publication is issued in a pure OA journal that is peer-reviewed. These journals are listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
- The article fee amounts to a maximum of EUR 2,000 (incl. VAT). Of these, 50% are financed from the MWK fund, and 50% by the university.
- Parallel funding from third-party funds, e.g. within a project, is excluded.
- The invoice is to be addressed to the office of the consortium:
As required by the MWK, all universities, whose authors wish to use funds from the publication fund, have to adopt an Open Access policy.
Informations on specific publishers
To support HsKA authors financially, several institutional memberships have been established. Here you can find further information.
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Corresponding HsKA authors receive a 20% discount on publication fees in the almost 200 genuine Open Access journals of SAGE Publishing. In order to claim the discount, you as the corresponding author need a discount code, which must be entered before the invoice is requested. For the publication year 2020 the code is DFG2020OA.
Requesting the discount after billing will not be accepted by SAGE Publishing.
The DEAL contract with Wiley Publishers covers the time frame from 2019 to 2021. It consists of the two agreements "Wiley Online Open" and "Wiley Open Access". Please click here for further information on both options. Generally the article should be published under the licence CC-BY which allows you to keep your author rights. If you can choose from different licences KIT Library suggests you choose CC-BY. During the submission process please indicate your affilitation to HsKA and quote the Account Code D402.
Wiley journals that are not part of the DEAL contract can be found here.
The office of the Baden-Württemberg consortium makes available a PDF form for the author to enter the information on the article. Send the completed form to the Fachbibliothek HsKA (EMail: fbh∂bibliothek.kit.edu).
If the funding requirements are met, the author will receive the funding approval. At the same time, it has to be ensured that the university bears the remaining amount.
The university sends the funding approval to the office and the invoice will be paid completely. The university’s share is charged to the respective university in an annual invoice.