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 Bielefeld University and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
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”.
Changes regarding Frontiers
Since the beginning of 2022, an application for funding must also be submitted for publications in Frontiers journals. It is no longer sufficient to submit the article from the university's IP range! The background to this is that the provider Frontiers has changed the pricing of its publication fees. In future, these will often exceed 2,000 euros. Since the maximum funding amount of the publication fund remains unchanged at 2,000 euros, cost splitting is therefore possible since the beginning of 2022. For more information, please see the online application form.
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.
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).
If the publication fee will be paid from university funds:
If the publication fee will be paid out of personal funds:
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.