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Open Access Publishing at MLU

Open Access allows free and unlimited access to the results of academic Research.

Improved conditions for Open Access publications at MDPI and Frontiers

Starting in November, authors of the MLU will get improved conditions at the publishers MDPI    and Frontiers   .

Authors at the MLU will get 25% discount on APC for publications at MDPI.

An agreement could also be made with Frontiers, allowing APC to be paid directly via our publication fund if the request was already granted, resulting in discounts on the APC.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Open Science Team ().

Research Data Guidelines published at MLU

The academic senate at MLU has agreed on Research Data Guidelines for the university in January 2018.
The university actively supports the increased visibility of research results and -data produced at MLU by providing functional infrastructure and according frameworks.
The guidelines will be reviewed and, if neccessary, revised and approved periodically, to ensure up-to-dateness for the future.

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg supports Open Library of Humanities (OLH)

The Open Access Publisher Open Library of Humanities    focuses on the publication of peer-reviewd journals   .

It is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and an international library consortium, which MLU has jouned, so authors do not have to pay publication fees.

Researchers at MLU are invited to participate in this project as authors or reviewers. If you have any questions, the ULB's Open Science Team () will gladly help you.

Publication fund of MLU: You publish - we pay.

You can find the most important facts and information in an interview with Dr. Susann Özüyaman in Campus halensis   . (German only)

Open Access-Policy of the MLU

The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg is committed to Open Access publishing. In March 2017, the Rector's Office and the academic senate of the university published an Open Access-Policy.

The University has declared Open Access publishing a strategic priority and encourages researchers to make their works readily available. The university and state library supports these efforts by providing consulting services to authors wishing to publish in Open Access journals as well as financial support through the setup of a fund to cover publication fees (APC – Article Processing Charges). In addition, technical enhancements will be made to the Library's publication servers to facilitate the process of Open Access publishing.

If you have questions or would like to know more about any of these offers, please do not hesitate to contact us.


The Open Science Team at the University and State Library of Saxony-Anhalt can be contacted for general enquiries under the following email address: