Open Access Policy of the Initiative and Networking Fund, 2013

This Open Access Policy of the Initiative and Networking Fund has been put into effect by the President of the Helmholtz Association on 3 July 2013.

Open Access Policy of the Initiative and Networking Fund, 2013

Introduction

Beneficiaries of funding from the Initiative and Networking Fund are invited to put the following Open Access Policy into practice:

„With the acceptance of funding from the Initiative and Networking Fund, scientists agree to make scholarly publications originating entirely or in parts from results of the funded project available to everyone in a freely accessible archive (repository), no later than six months (sciences) or twelve months (social sciences and humanities) after the original publication. If there are good reasons, the open access publication may be waived. These reasons have to be put forward to the Helmholtz Association immediately after they have come to notice.“



Implementation

This policy may be implemented by the green road to open access (open access repositories) or the golden road to open access (open access journals). If a publication is published in an open access journal, it must also be made available in a repository. The Helmholtz Open Science Coordination office recommends the implementation according to the general Open Access Policy of the Helmholtz Association from 2016.


Notes

A list of repositories of the Helmholtz Centres is available on the website of the Helmholtz Open Science Coordination Office.

For publications in open access journals, it is recommended to adopt the Criteria for Managing Open Access Publication Charges.


Contact

For general questions, the Helmholtz Open Science Coordination Office will be happy to assist you: open-science@helmholtz.de

For questions on specific implementation at a Helmholtz Centre, please contact your open access contact person.

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