We offer an innovative model of publication that focuses on optimal usage of modern ways of publication and gives choices to the authors regarding free online publication. The focus of our publication work is broad awareness and accessibility for the publications in order to illustrate the scholarly performance of Goettingen's Scholars. For that reason, we are aiming to make most of our publications available on the university's Institutional Repository (GOEDOC) by terms of Open Access. Here you can find our publication policy (in German). (In a concise form you can find our policy for the deposit of pre- and postprints in Open Access repositories in the Sherpa/RoMEO database.)
Göttingen University Press provides some recommendations Open-Access-Lizenzen im Universitätsverlag Göttingen" relating to open access licenses. Please note that this text is only available in German.
The German UNESCO commission, the Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (hbz) and Wikimedia Deutschland published a Open Content-Leitfaden" in November 2014. Authors are informed about their rights and duties concerning their online publications. The main focus is directed towards the international widespread license Creative Commons.
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Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
The mission of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) is to support and represent the interests of Open Access (OA) journal and book publishers globally in all scientific, technical, and scholarly disciplines. To accomplish its mission, the Association will exchange Information (provide a forum for the exchange of information and experiences related to OA delivery of scientific content), set standards (promote a uniform definition of OA publishing, best practices for maintaining and disseminating OA scholarly communications, and ethical standards), advance models (support the development of business and publishing models that support OA journal and book publishing), advocate for Gold OA (promote Gold OA journals, and policies that support their viability), educate (educate the research community and public on the benefits of OA journals, on the value publishers bring to the publication process and on various policies that enhance and support the delivery of OA publications) and promote innovation (contribute to the development and dissemination of innovative approaches to scientific communications pertaining to OA and of related activities that leverage the opportunities afforded by OA to scholarly content).
Open Access Plattform
The platform open-access.net supports scientists and research institutions to implement open access in practice and offers information on publishing strategies, costs and legal aspects. The Universities of Bielefeld, Goettingen, Constance and the Free University of Berlin who belong to the pioneers of the open access movement in Germany jointly operate the platform open-access.net. Questions and contributions are more than welcome!
Open Access Publishing in European Networks
The University Press of Göttingen is partner in the joint European project OAPEN. Six university presses specialised in high-quality publishing of scientific literature and two dutch universities have started the project to gather information on how Open Access publishing of books can be fostered and to build up the largest European collection of Open Access books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. They have included several cooperation partners already.