Bielefeld University‘s Publication Fund supports the publication of open access monographs, edited volumes, contributions to edited volumes, and articles in open access journals. The resources for the fund are made available by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and Bielefeld University’s Rectorate.
This funding instrument is aimed exclusively at scientists who are employed by Bielefeld University at the time of submission of the manuscript. They must be classified as “submitting author” or “corresponding author”.
The publication fee charged by the publisher to the author must first be paid by the author him- or herself, either from a faculty cost centre account or from personal funds. (Funding towards the costs of monographic publications was formerly known as a „printing allowance“.) Applications can be submitted during the publication process, but the grant amount can only be transferred after the work is published. The invoice received from the publisher can be subsequently submitted with the application for funding from the Publication Fund.
Complete the online form.
Scan the publisher’s invoice and upload it.
If the publication fee was paid from university funds, it is sufficient to state the corresponding cost centre account to enable the funding amount to be transferred.
If the publication fee was paid out of personal funds, a number of personal details of the author are required to enable the funding amount to be transferred (see online form).
All funded publications are archived by Bielefeld University Library in the institutional repository PUB - Publications at Bielefeld University. In order to render transparent the price development of fee-based open access publishing, Bielefeld University’s Publication Fund participates in the OpenAPC initiative.
Dr Silvia Herb,
Head of the Media Preparation Department
Tel.: +49 521 106-4012
Room: UHG U3-204