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Further Information on Open Access

1. Go to Introduction

Wikipedia: Open Access

Suber, Peter: Open Access, MIT Press, 2012.

2. Important Directories and Services

Open access information platform:

Directory of quality-assured open access journals, "Directory of Open Access Journals" (DOAJ)

Guiding principles for the selection of suitable publication locations

Directory of open access repositories, "The Directory of Open Access Repositories" (OpenDOAR)

Directory of subject-specific repositories and repositories at institutions throughout Germany

Overview of conditions governing self-archiving of journal articles in open-access repositories (SHERPA/Romeo List of Publishers’ copyright policies and self-archiving)

Directory of repositories for research data, "Registry of Research Data Repositories" (Re3data.org)

Search engine for content in open-access repositories, "Bielefeld Academic Search Engine" (BASE)

National Open-Access Contact Point OA2020.de

3. From the Work of the DFG

Response of the DFG (German Research Foundation) on the implementation document regarding Plan S

DFG Statement on the Establishment of “cOAlition S” to Support
Open Access

Funding of Information Infrastructures for Research. A position paper of the German Research Foundation (March 2018), "Open access transformation", pp. 28-35.

Holzer, Angela: Wozu Open-Access-Transformationsverträge? (Why open access transformation contracts?) In: o-bib. Das offene Bibliotheksjournal, volume 4, No, 2 (2017).

Fournier, Johannes: Open-Access-Policies und ihre Gestaltung durch Forschungsförderer. (Open access policies and how they are shaped by research sponsors.) In: Praxishandbuch Open Access, published by Konstanze Söllner and Bernhard Mittermaier. 2017, pp. 21-27, DOI available at

Free preprint available at

Fournier, Johannes: Open Access und Open Data. Positionen und Perspektiven der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). (Open access and open data. Positions and perspectives of the DFG.) Archäologische Informationen 38 (2015), pp. 31-40, article available at

Fournier, Johannes; Weihberg, Roland: Das Förderprogramm „Open-Access-Publizieren“ (OAP) der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft. Zum Aufbau von Publikationsfonds an wissenschaftlichen Hochschulen in Deutschland. (The funding programme "Open-Access Publishing" (OAP) of the German Research Foundation. Building publication funds at academic higher education institutions in Germany.) In: Zeitschrift für Bibliothekswesen und Bibliographie 60, issue 5 (2013), pp. 236-243, preprint available at

Link auf PDF-Dateihttp://www.dfg.de/download/pdf/foerderung/programme/l is/130522_fournier_weihberg_dfg_foerderprogramm_oap.pdf

Taking Digital Transformation to the Next Level - The Contribution of the DFG to an Innovative Information Infrastructure for Research (July 2012), pp. 13-15

Fournier, Johannes: Zugang, Nachnutzung und Reproduzierbarkeit. Anmerkungen zur künftigen Ausrichtung einer wissenschaftsadäquaten Informationsinfrastruktur. (Access, subsequent use and reproducibility. Commentary on the future direction of an academically adequate information infrastructure.) In: Bibliothek. Forschung und Praxis 36 (2012), pp. 180-188, preprint available at

DFG position paper: Scientific Library Services and Information Systems ­ Funding Priorities Through 2015 (June 2006), p. 5-6

4. Research Policy Declarations with DFG Involvement

OA2020 – initiative for the large-scale transition to open access, available at

Global Research Council (2013): Action plan towards Open Access, available at

Science Europe Position Statement (2013): Principles for the Transition to Open Access to Research Publications, available at

Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities (2003), available at

5. Green Open Access

Jonathan Tennan;, Bauin, Serge; James, Sarah; Kant, Juliane: The evolving preprint landscape: Introductory report for the Knowledge Exchange working group on preprints

Publishing and the Ecology of European Research, available at

Björk, Bo-Christer; Laakso, Mikael; Welling, Patrik; Paetau, Patrik: Anatomy of Green Open Access. In: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, preprint available at

6. Gold Open Access

Jeroen Bosman, Bianca Kramer: Open Access Levels: A quantitative exploration using Web of Science and oaDOI data, 11 January 2018, available at

Science Metrix: Open access availability of scientific publications, January 2018, available at

Michael Wohlgemuth, Christine Rimmert, Niels Taubert: Nutzung von Gold Open Access auf globaler und europäischer Ebene sowie in Forschungsorganisationen (Use of gold open access at the global and European level and in research organisations), 18 July 2017, available at

Piwowar, Priem, Larivière et.al.: The State of OA: A large-scale analysis of the prevalence and impact of Open Access articles, 2 August 2017, available at

Laakso, Mikael; Björk, Bo-Christer: Anatomy of Open Access Publishing: a study of longitudinal development and internal structure. In: BMC Medicine 2012, 10:124, available at

Eppelin, Anita; Pampel, Heinz; Bandilla, Wolfgang; Kaczmirek, Lars: Umgang mit Open-Access-Publikationsgebühren. Die Situation in Deutschland in 2010 (Handling open access publishing fees. The situation in Germany in 2010) In: GMS Medizin Bibliothek Information 12 (2012), available at

Study of Open Access Publishing, available at

Dallmeier-Tiessen, Sünje; Lengenfelder, Anja: Open Access in der deutschen Wissenschaft. Ergebnisse des EU-Projekts „Study of Open Access Publishing“ (SOAP). (Open access in German research. Outcomes of the EU project "Open Access Publishing" (SOAP)) In: GMS Medizin – Bibliothek – Information 2011(11), available at

7. Documents at the European level

Integrated advice of the Open Science Policy Platform Recommendations

EUROPEAN COMMISSION: Commission recommendation of 25.4.2018 on access to and preservation of scientific information

ERAC SWG OSI Assessment of the Amsterdam Call for Action on Open Science (2018):

Amsterdam Call for Action on Open Science (2016):

European Research Area: Progress report (2013) available at

Archambault, Eric et al.: Proportion of Open Access Peer-Reviewed Papers at the European and World Levels – 2004-2011. Brussels, Montreal, Washington 2013, available at

EUROPEAN COMMISSION “Towards better access to scientific information” (2012) available at