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Publishing Fund


The gold road to open access is the original primary publication of your work in an open access journal, which means that the articles are immediately available for free. Depending on the particular journal, publication is either free or follows payment of a publication fee.


To support open access, the TUM created an open access publishing fund which is open to all TUM members.

Eigibility Conditions

  • „Corresponding author“ or „submitting author" must be a TUM staff member and specify the "Technische Universität München" as affiliation.
  • Your article will be published in an open access journal, which provides free access to all articles without any subscription fee immediatelly after publication and ensures the quality of articles through a peer review process. A list of eligible journals can be found at the Directory of Open Access Journals.
  • You have demonstrably no access to other funding to finance an open access publication.
  • The article-processing charge (APC) does not exceed 2,000 € per article (including VAT). Partial reimbursement is not possible.
  • Your article processing charge invoice has been issued after October, 18th, 2013.
  • Each funded publication should contain a reference to the DFG-funding, for example: "This work was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Technische Universität München within the funding programme Open Access Publishing."

Apply to the Open Access Publishing Fund

If you want to make use of the TUM Publishing Fund for your open access publication, please use the funding enquiry webform.


The university library pays the publisher’s invoice. Would you please specify the following address for the invoice to the publisher:

Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM)
University Library
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 München

Invoices, which are directed to the author or the chair, cannot be refunded any more.
The invoice should indicate the TUM's value-added tax (VAT) number DE 811 193 231 and must not contain VAT. In addition, it should also contain the publisher's bank account. Otherwise the publisher has to provide further information on the bank transfer details.

Submitting Articles at BioMedCentral, ChemistryCentral, and SpringerOpen

Article-processing charges (APC) for publications in open access journals from BioMedCentral (including ChemistryCentral), and SpringerOpen will be covered by the publishing fund without prior registration, when the conditions mentioned above are fulfilled and when you have submitted your article to the journal websites using an institutional computer within the TUM IP range. Further information about the web browser proxy configuration are available here: set up proxy configuration

Submitting Artikles at Frontiers, MDPI, PLOS ONE,and IEEE

Article-processing charges (APC) for publications in open access journals from Frontiers, MDPI, PLOS ONE, and IEEE will be covered by the publishing fund without prior registration, when the conditions mentioned above are fulfilled. Please specify your affiliation with TUM when you submit your article.

What types of journals will not be covered by the publishing fund?

Article-processing charges (APC) for papers published in hybrid open access journals are not covered by the TUM Open Access Publishing Fund, since this publication model entails additional subscription fees for full access to all articles. Hybrid open access means - in contrast to the gold road to open access - that only particular article are made freely accessible due to the payment of article-processing charges in others subscription based journals.

However, via TUM University Library licenses agreements you will receive a discount on a hybrid open access journal distributed by the following company:


Register an article for open access funding

To apply to the TUM open access publishing fund, please provide author and publication details to the University Library's open access team via this webform.

Please note the conditions for open access funding at the TUM.

Author Details
Submitting or corresponding author
Institution at the TUM with which the author is affiliated
Contact Details
Person for further contact, if not the author
Email address of the contact person or the author
Publication Details
If the final title is not yet known, a provisional title is sufficient.
Planned or actual date of submission, if kown
Funding Details
Without your consent it is not possible to submit your data via this webform.
Diese Frage dient dazu automatisierte SPAM-Beiträge zu verhindern.

The Technische Universität München takes part in several membership programmes of open access publishers. Therefore we can offer discounts for the article processing charges (APC) for these publishers. Here you will find an overview of our open access memberships:

BioMed Central Prepay Membership
Central payment and 20% discount for the article processing charges (APC); includes all journals from BioMed Central, Springer Open and Chemistry Central

BMJ Open
20% discount for BMJ Open with its related sites: Dermatology, HIV/AIDS, Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Oncology

Central payment and 5% discount for the article processing charges (excluded are clinical trials articles and technology reports)

Central payment and 15% discount for all articles in IEEE open access journals

The Journal  of Engineering from IET
10% discount for all articles published in JoE

50% discount for all articles in the open acess journals from Karger

Central payment and 10% discount for all articles in MDPI journals

Nucleic Acids Research
50% discount for all articles in NAR

Central payment of the article publishing charges

When you are a "corresponding author" we will provide you with a voucher code after your article has been accepted for publication. Please contact us via


SCOAP3 / Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics
We take part in SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics). The consortium is converting key journals in the field of high-energy physics to open access at no cost for authors. The following SCOAP3 journals are defined as fully open access journals:

The following journals are defined as "broad band" journals:

For these journals payment of the APC will only been taken over for articles concerning High-Energy Physics content, when.the article preprints had been deposited in one of the main HEP categories of before submitted to the publisher. Here you will find the relevant arXiv categories according to the "technical specifications":



General questions about open access and queries about publication projects for open access should be addressed to:

To register an article for open access funding at the TUM, please use our funding enquiry webform.