With the approval in the new funding program Open Access Publication Costs (OAK) of the DFG for the years 2022-2024, the funding criteria and the funding model for the RUB Open Access Publication Fund change, although it is still only available for Gold OA.
If the funding criteria are met, publication costs of up to 2,000 euros gross per article will be fully covered by central funds (DFG / UB / Rectorate). Only the pure APC is eligible for funding. If the total costs per article exceed 2,000 euros, the additional costs must be bindingly committed. The UB handles the payment and invoices these costs annually in retrospect per faculty / institution / clinic.
The aim of the DFG funding program is to record the number and costs of all open access publications at RUB, including those financed decentrally, in as automated and standardized manner as possible. Please support us in this endeavor and report your open access publications to firstname.lastname@example.org, even if funding through the publication fund is not an option. Please submit funding requests for gold open access articles exclusively via the green web form. Please check the ISSN first:
If approved, the invoice should be addressed as follows
Zeitschriftenteam, UB 5/8
Please note, that invoices from other European countries have to state the VAT-Nr. of the Ruhr Universität Bochum (DE 127056261) and the UID of the publisher.
Articles in so-called mirror journals are not eligible, even if they are listed in the DOAJ. Mirror journals are OA offshoots of existing closed-access journals with similar names and are therefore a form of hybrid journal.
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum supports the appeal for disclosure of APC payments of the Alliance of German Scientific Organisations and participates in the Open APC project for cost transparency of Open Access publication fees.