Open Access

Open Access

OENO One

Hochschule Geisenheim University is co-publisher of the open access journal OENO One.

Information and help on Open Access

Open Access (OA for short) can best be translated as "freely accessible". Literature published in this way is freely available on the Internet. There are various ways for authors to publish something OA. The two most important are Gold Open Access and Green Open Access.

Gold Open Access

The article is published in a Gold OA journal and is immediately accessible barrier-free on the Internet. When choosing a journal, it is important to pay attention to quality control, e.g., that there is a reliable peer review process. When it comes to choosing trustworthy OA journals, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) can help.

Gold OA often requires the author to cover the publication costs. The advantage of Gold OA is that the author's publications are immediately available to a wide audience, are easier to find, and are thus cited more often.

Green Open Access

In this case, the author uses his/her right to parallel or second publication and saves a copy of the article on a website or in a repository. These are often preprints or postprints. It is important, however, to follow the publisher's policy. These can be found in the Sherpa Romeo database. The Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (ezb) offers a similar tool, with which a search for several articles at the same time is possible.

Publish-and-Read-Contracts (Transformation Contracts)

Publish-and-read contracts, or transformation contracts, aim to transform scientific publishing and promote more open access. Subscription models and open access costs are linked; in the long term, access should be paid for entirely through publication costs.

Currently, the Geisenheim University Library is participating in the transformation contracts of the DEAL project with the publishers Wiley and Springer Nature.

DEAL Wiley:

  • Duration: 2019-2022
  • Hybrid Open Access: publications have been pre-funded by the library. Currently there are no costs for the authors.
  • Gold Open Access: The author must cover the costs. There is a 20% discount on the APC (Article Publishing Charge).
  • You can see from the title list whether it is a hybrid journal or a Gold OA journal.

DEAL Springer Nature:

  • Duration: 2019-2022 (option to extend to 2023)
  • Hybrid Open Access: The publications were pre-funded by the library. Currently there are no costs for the authors.
  • Gold Open Access: the author must cover the costs. There is a 20% discount on the APC (Article Publishing Charge).
  • You can refer to the title list to determine if the journal is a hybrid journal or a Gold OA journal.

Hochschule Geisenheim University Open Access Fonds

Hochschule Geisenheim University has an Open Access Publication Fund through which publications in fully Open Access journals (Gold OA journals) can be subsidized. In the "Guideline for the Open Access publishing fund at HGU", you can find out which criteria your publication must meet in order to be eligible to apply.