Publishing and open access
Services offered by the University Library
Do you want to publish your research findings visibly and effectively? Do you need advice regarding legal questions? The University Library offers the following services related to publishing and open access:
Compulsory open access publication
Open access publication is compulsory for projects which are funded by the new EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. The project publications must also be archived in a repository for academic full texts. Researchers are free to choose the repository they want to use. We recommend you use the University’s official repository, OPUS FAU. Project publications are registered on the EU platform OpenAIRE. If you archive your publication in OPUS FAU you do not have to register it on OpenAIRE yourself. OPUS FAU is an OpenAIRE 3.0 compliant platform, i.e. when entering the EU project number your publication is automatically deposited on OpenAIRE. Alternatively, you may use subject-specific repositories such as Europe PubMed Centra or arXiv.
There are equivalent obligations regarding open access publication for projects funded by the European Research Council, FP7 with special clause 39, the Wellcome Trust, and the Helmholtz Association’s Initiative and Networking Fund. Further information is available in the SHERPA/JULIET database and in our overview.
Research data at FAU can be archived and managed in the RADAR repository. Please speak to your University Library contact if you are interested in using this service.
Further services offered by the University Library regarding publishing, literature research, legal questions and networking are listed here: UB Coach