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Open Access Gold

Open Access Gold describes the primary publication of academic texts within open access journals or other open access publication organs.

Quality Assurance

Established scientific quality assurance procedures, such as peer review, are integral parts of publishing in open access gold.

A decision to publish should always be a considered and informed one. The "Think Check Submit" initiative, which is supported by publishing and library associations, provides scientists with a helpful checklist to verify the trustworthiness and seriousness of a scientific journal. This three-step "Think Check Submit" guide has been translated into numerous languages, including German

Further information on quality-assured (open access) publishing is provided by the libraries of the Helmholtz centers and the open science contact persons

Open Access Gold at Helmholtz