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Publish & Read

KIT supports Open Access publications by KIT scientists through Publish & Read agreements.
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General information

Publish & Read contracts (or PAR contracts) allow corresponding authors of participating institutions to publish their articles Open Access with no extra cost. This offer is valid for articles in hybrid journals of the relevant publishers. KIT Library pays for this offer through the journal subscription fees. The offer is not mandatory. Authors can decide against publishing their articles Open Access. These articles can only be accessed by members of institutions that are subscribed to the relevant journals. Please not that KIT Library will not be reimbursed for articles by authors that decide against Open Access.

To increase visibility and impact of publications CC licencing is beneficial. Publishers normally offer several kinds of CC licences. KIT Library recommends the licence type CC-BY.

Information on specific agreements

The following PAR agreements exist for KIT:

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CUP Cambridge University Press

KIT has had a "Read & Publish agreement" withCambridge University Press since 2019. Corresponding authors of KIT have the possibility to publish their publications in more than 290 hybrid journals of the publishing house without additional costs and without any limits concerning the number of published articles in the Open Access model. Depending on the journal, different Creative Commons licences are available. KIT Library recommends CC BY. Corresponding authors are given the opportunity to complete an OA publication licence form during the submission process. Please refer to the step-by-step instructions (German | English) for submission details.

Royal Society of Chemistry RSC

KIT Library has been subscribing to RSC journals in a "Read & Publish" model since 2019. Corresponding authors of KIT have the option of publishing their publications Open Access without any additional costs and without any limits concerning the number of published articles. The Creative Commons licenses CC BY and CC BY-NC are available. KIT Library recommends CC BY. Corresponding authors who want to publish in the "participating journals" will automatically be recognized by the publisher via their institutional e-mail address and will be referred to the "Article Licensing System". Therefore, please use your address with the domain kit.edu.

Springer Open Choice (DEAL)

The DEAL contract with Springer Nature Publishers offers corresponding authors that are members of KIT the option of publishing their publications Open Access in hybrid journals without any additional costs. The offer is not mandatory. Authors can decide against publishing their articles Open Access. There are no additional fees for authors that decide to publish Open Access in these hybrid journals. KIT Library covers theses costs through its subscription payment. Please note that KIT Library will not be reimbursed for articles by authors that decide against Open Access.

 

If you are offered different kinds of CC licences during the submission process, KIT Library recommends the licence CC-BY. The agreement covers Original Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications, Editorial Notes, Book Reviews, Letters und Reports. Invited Reviews and Brief Communications in Springer Medicine Journals are not covered. Please use your email address with the domain kit.edu during the submission process. That makes it easier to assign your article to KIT’s DEAL account. 

 

Here you can find subscription journals that are only partially covered by the DEAL contract. The journals allow read-only access but there is no Open Access support.

 

The second component of the DEAL contract with Springer Nature Publishers refers to publications in about 450 genuine Open Access journals (Gold OA) by Biomed Central BMC and SpringerOpen (including “Nature Communications” and “Scientfic Reports”). Corresponding authors that are affiliated to KIT receive discounts on publication fees. KIT Publication Fund can cover for these fees according to the Funding Requirements.

Wiley Online Open (DEAL)

The DEAL contract with Wiley Publishers offers corresponding authors that are members of KIT the option of publishing their publications Open Access in hybrid journals without any additional costs. The offer is not mandatory. Authors can decide against publishing their articles Open Access. There are no additional fees for authors that decide to publish Open Access in these hybrid journals. KIT Library covers theses costs through its subscription payment. Please note that KIT Library will not be reimbursed for articles by authors that decide against Open Access.

 

If you are offered different kinds of CC licences during the submission process, KIT Library recommends the licence CC-BY. The agreement covers “Primary Research Articles” and “Review Articles”. Please use your email address with the domain kit.edu during the submission process. That makes it easier to assign your article to KIT’s DEAL account.
 
Here you can find subscription journals that are only partially covered by the DEAL contract. The journals allow read-only access but there is no Open Access support.

 

The second component of the DEAL contract with Wiley Publishers refers to publications in genuine Open Access journals („Wiley Open Access“). Corresponding authors that are affiliated  to KIT receive discounts on  publication fees. KIT Publication Fund can cover for these fees according to the Funding Requirements. Here you can find information on the submission process.

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