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Open Access Policy
OA_Policy_MLU.pdf (136.3 KB)  vom 03.07.2017

Open Access Fact Sheet - german
Open-Access- Fact- Sheet_DE.pdf (297.2 KB)  vom 19.10.2017

Open Access Fact sheet - english
Open-Access-Fact-Sheet_EN.pdf (394.2 KB)  vom 19.10.2017

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Publication fund - journal articles

The MLU publication fund supports members of the Martin Luther University and of the University Hospital Halle (Saale) by providing reimbursement for the publication costs for Open Access journal articles. Before you write an application, please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligbility Criteria/ Framework German / English

How to apply for funding:

  1. Please check whether your application meets the eligibility criteria.
  2. Apply by using the form German / English. The University and State Library (ULB) will review applications as quickly as possible. Applicants will be notified within one week.
  3. Publication fees over 2000 are to be covered by the applicant him-/herself. You can apply for a reimbursement of the maximum amount of funding (2000) afterwards. Invoices for publication fees below 2000 (incl. VAT) should be sent to the library directly using the following address:

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
Zeitschriftenstelle/ Open Access
August-Bebel Str. 13
06108 Halle (Saale)

For EU-publishers and journals please include the VAT-ID of the MLU:  VAT DE 811353703

Publication Fund – Support of Open Access Projects

The MLU has committed itself to supporting its researchers when they publish in Open Access formats. The publication fund is therefore also meant to support Open Access initiatives and projects in various forms. For example:

  • transition of existing university journals from print to Open Access models
  • layout grants for the publication of scientific Open Access journals/ conference papers, proceedings or similar

Application for up to 2000€ as support for such projects can be sent to:

To apply, please send a sketch of your project on two pages DIN A4 max., including the following information:

  • project idea
  • details on subject-specific quality assurance
  • finance- and task planning
  • information on sustainability of the project (staff, structures, data retention, indexing)
  • details on the project manager, contact information

The applications will be evaluated and reviewed by the Open Access rectorship committee (representatives of the research committee and the University and State Library) under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Michael Bron, prorector for research and junior researchers.