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Funding Opportunities

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Open Access Publishing Fund for articles in journals

The University of Siegen supports its scientists in publishing their research results in Open Access journals by providing an Open Access Publication Fund for the reimbursement of article processing charges to authors.

Until 2019, the Publication Fund of the University of Siegen was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of its "Open Access Publishing" funding programme. Since the end of DFG funding, the Publication Fund has been supported by funds of the University Library. Thus financial aids from this Publication Fund are still guaranteed, provided the request complies with the funding conditions.

  • Requests for funding can be applied for by using the PDF-form, provided they comply with the funding conditions.
  • Funds are granted on first-come-first-serve basis, as long as financial means are available.
  • Please note that the invoice has to be pre-financed by own funds of the university institute first.
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Open Access Publishing Fund for monographs

The University Library set up a fund for Open Access monographs and miscellanies for authors or editors of the University of Siegen– until further notice as a test (trial). Authors and editors can be supported by a grant towards Open Access publication fees. Funding for fees on printed editions is not possible.

  • Funds are granted on first-come-first-serve basis, as long as financial means are available.
  • Please note that the invoice has to be pre-financed by own funds of the university institute first.
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Apply for a grant from the Open Access Publishing Funds

Check in advance whether the eligibility criteria are met.
Fill in the digital application-PDF (in German, an image upload of your own signature is considered equivalent to the wet ink signature).
Send the application form and the paid invoice for (Open Access) publication fees by e-mail to: -or by in-house mail to:

Universitätsbibliothek Siegen
57068 Siegen

Required information on invoices for publication fees:

  • Recipient of invoice: "submitting / corresponding author" at his office at university
  • Invoicing party (= publisher)
  • Invoice item (= article/monograph)
  • Publication medium
  • Date of invoice
  • Invoice or order number
  • For invoices from abroad (EU countries and third countries): Net invoice stating the VAT identification number of the University of Siegen (tax ID number: DE 154854171) and the tax ID number of the publishing house.
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List of funded publications

Schmidt, Elke-Elisabeth: Are Lovers Ever One? Reconstructing the Union Theory of Love. In: Philosphia 45 (119) 2017, S. 1 - 15. DOI: 10.1007/s11406-017-9860-x

Wellbrock, Arndt; Bauch, Christina, Rozman, Jan; Witte, Klaudia: 'Same procedure as last year?' Repeatedly tracked swifts show individual consistency in migration pattern in successive years. IN: Journal of Avian Biology 48 (6) 2017, S. 897-903. DOI: 10.1111/jav.01251.

Göllner, Lars; Ballhausen, Nicola; Kliegel, Matthias; Forstmeier, Simon: Delay of Gratification, Delay Discounting and their Associations with Age, Episodic Future Thinking, and Future Time Perspective. In: Frontiers in Psychology 8:2304. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02304

Grigoriu, Liliana: Availability of a hybrid FSO/RF link while using the link’s diversity for packet scheduling (2018). In: Wireless communications and mobile computing ; Volume 2018, Article ID 7320989. - DOI: 10.1155/2018/7320989 

Klucken, Tim ; Tapia León, Isabell ; Blecker, Carlo ; Kruse, Onno ; Stalder, Tobias ; Stark, Rudolf: Failure to replicate the association between fractional anisotropy and the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR, rs25531) (2018). In: Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience ; April 2018, Volume 12, Article 80. - DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00080

Hirsch, Oliver, Adarkwah, Charles Christian:The Issue of Burnout and Work Satisfaction in youngerGPs - A Cluster Analysis utilizing the HaMEdSi Study. In: International Journal of environmental research and public health, 15(10) DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15102190

Meier, Sabine: Being Accomodated, Well Then? "Scalar Narratives" on Urban Transformation and Asylum Seekers´ Integration in Mid-Sized Cities. Urban Planning, 3(4), 129. DOI:

Palur Palanivelu, Devenand ; Michels, Robert ; Kreitlow, Matthias ; Gronwald, Frank: The response of nonlineary loaded antennas to repetitive HPEM excitations as obtained from equivalent circuit models. Advances in Radio Science, 16, 135-140.

Saborlandi, Hamed ; Plack, Markus ; Kolb, Andreas: Pulse Based Time-of-Flight Range Sensing. Sensors (Basel, Switzerland), 18(6).

Anand, Nikhil ; Ebraimi Pour, Neda ; Klimach, Harald ; Roller, Sabine: Utilization of the Brinkman Penalization to represent Geometries in a High-Order Discontnious Galkerkin Scheme on Octree Meshes. Symmetry, 11(9), 1126.

Burchard, Rene ; Daginnus, Alina ; Soost, Christian ; Schmitt, Jan ; Graw, Jan Adriaan: Gender differences in blood transfusion strategy for patients with hip fractures - a retrospective analysis. International Journal of medical sciences, 17(5), 620 - 625. doi: 10.7150/ijms.33954

Burggräf, Peter ; Weißer, Tim ; Wagner, Johannes: Data on the current state of problem solving and improvement during physical product development within complex (manufacturing) systems. Data in brief, 23, 103851.

Ewert, Benjamin: Moving beyond the obsessions of nudging individual behaviour: Towards a broader understanding of Behavioural Public Policy. Public Polica and Administration, 46(1), 0952076719889090.

Küppers, Jan-Philipp ; Metzger, Jens ; Jensen, Jürgen ; Reinicke, Tamara: Performance Optimization of a Kirsten-Boeing Turbine by a Metamodel Based in Neural Networks Coupled with CFD. Energies, 12(9), 1777.

Machulska, Alla ; Kleinke, Kristian ; Eiler, Tanja Joan ; Grünewald, Armin ; Brück, Rainer ; Jahn, Katharina ; Niehaves, Björn ; Gethmann, Carl Friedrich ; Klucken, Tim: Retraining automatic action tendencies for smoking using mobile phone-based approach-avoidance bias training: A study protocol for a randomized controlled study. Trials, 20(1), 720.

Mangstl, Martin ; Wied, Jan Konrad ; Weber, Johannes ; Pritzel, Christian ; Trettin Reinhard ; Schmedt auf der Günne, Jörn: Synthesis and characterization of methylammonium phosphates as crystalline approximants for anhydrous, low meltin phosphate glasses. RSC Advances, 9(4), 1822 - 1830.

Saeed, Saqib ; Pipek, Volkmar ; Rohde, Markus ; Reuter, Christian ; Fabiano Pinatti de Carvalho, Aparecido ; Wulf, Volker:  Nomadic Knowledge Sharing Practices and Challenges: Findings From a Long-Term Case Study. IEEE Access, 7, 63564-63577.

Tapia León, Isabell ; Kruse, Onno ; Stark, Rudolf ; Klucken, Tim: Relationship of sensation seeking with the neural correlates of appetitive conditioninig. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 14(7), 769-775.


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Discount on publication fees

The University of Siegen takes part in different consortia and programmes, and can thus offer discounts on article processing fees of different publishers – special conditions for publishing open access are, for example, included in the licensing agreements for e-journal packages available via alliances and Nationallizenzen in which the University of Siegen participates. These discounts range from reduced APCs to the publication of a certain number of articles without costs. The following not exhaustive table provides an overview of the discounts.

For further information feel free to contact the Open-Access-Team via phone: 0271/740-5475 or


publisher / consortium    Time span

Discounts for authors

AIP Publishing

2021 – 2023

Central absorption of costs of the APCs in specific hybrid journals (limited number of articles), beyound that discounted APCs of 2.800

Cambridge University Press

2019 – 2021

Central absorption of costs of the APCs in hybrid journals


2021 – 2021

Gold Open Access Journals in the fields of „Linguistic, Literature and Humanities, abolition of the embargo period for Open Access publications via green Open Access (second publication)


2021 – 2023

Central absorption of costs of the APCs in the Gold Open Access Journals of Psyjournals

IOP Publishing

2019 – 2021

Central absorption of costs of the APCs in hybrid journals (limited number of articles)


2021 – 2023

Central absorption of costs of the APCs in hybrid journals


2021 – 2023

Central absorption of costs of the APCs in hybrid journals, 20% discount on APCs of Gold Open Access Journals, embargo period of one year for Open Access publications via green Open Access (second publication)

Science (AAAS)

2020 – 2022

15% discount on APCs of Gold Open Access Journal


2020 – 2022

Central absorption of costs of the APCs in specific hybrid journals in the subject of physics

Springer (DEAL)

2020 – 2022

Central absorption of costs of the APCs in hybrid journals, 20% discount on APCs of specified Gold Open Access Journals

Wiley (DEAL)

07.2019 – 12.2021

Central absorption of costs of the APCs in hybrid journals, 20% discount on APCs of Gold Open Access Journals



With the participation in the project DEAL , authors at the University of Siegen are able to publish articles in the hybrid journals of the publishers Springer Nature and Wiley in open access. In addition, there are discounts on the fees for publishing articles in pure Open Access journals.

Please contact the Open Access team at Tel.: 0271/740-5475

Information can also be found on the MDPL pages on DEAL operations.



The University of Siegen is a member of the „Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics – Deutsche Hochschulen”:  Scoap³-DH. Therefore, within the period of 2020 – 2022, members of the University of Siegen in the field of high energy physics have the opportunity to publish their research results free of charge in the following open access journals of the consortium:




Acta Physica Polonica B (APPB)

Jagiellonian University

Advances in High Energy Physics (AHEP


The European Physical Journal C (EPJC)

The Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP)


Nuclear Physics B (NPB)

Physics Letters B (PLB)


Physical Review C (PRC)

Physical Review D (PRD)

Physical Review Letters (PRL)

APS Physics

Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (PTEP)

Oxford Academic

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Funding conditions of research funders


The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) requests to publish the research results of funded projects open access. Funds for publication fees up to the amount of EUR 750, - per year can be applied for within the general application process. Within a more flexible funding, the funds for publication fees can be increased by funds for staff or equipment. Funding for publication fees only is not possible. Further information can be found on the web pages of the DFG.

BMBF – Post-Grant-Fund

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (German: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) offers grants for publications of concluded projects via the program „Förderung von Open Access-Publikationen aus abgeschlossenen BMBF-geförderten Projekten (Post-Grant-Fund)“. If there are no other grants for publications and the project was funded within the last three years, publication fees up to an amount of max. EUR 2.400, - can be funded.

ERC - Horizon 2020

The European Research Council (ERC) requires the publication of the results of funded project to be open access. Funding for publication fees of Gold Open Access articles is possible, if they incur within the lifetime of the project and conform to the general conditions applied to other direct costs