Articles can only be funded by the TUM Publication Fund if the total costs do not exceed 2,000 EUR including VAT.
Please be advised that the costs quoted by publishers are usually without VAT (e.g. indicated by phrases like “excl. taxes”). In these cases, you have to add 19 % VAT (or 16 % until 31.12.2020) to the price given. When, for example, the APCs are 1950 EUR, the actual total costs would be 2320.50 EUR (or 2262 EUR with 16 % VAT) and would therefore be above the maximum amount of 2000 EUR.
Discounts and agreements with publishers
With some publishers the TUM has reached agreements on discounts. In this cases you may deduct a discount on APCs before adding VAT. Journals published by Frontiers offer special conditions: Through a far reaching agreement, articles in all Frontiers journals can be funded – regardless of acutal costs, all APCs will be discounted to stay below the maximum theshold of the TUM Publishing Fund.
Publishing costs for articles in Wiley and Springer Nature Open Access journals will be covered through central funds on the basis of contractual agreements, irrespective of the amount of APCs.
Differing regulations for individual faculties
- Faculty of Physics: For faculty members there is no funding limit on Article Processing Charges (APC).
- TUM Campus Straubing: Articles with Article Processing Charges (APC) of up to 4000 EUR gross can be funded.
- TUM School of Life Sciences: Articles with APCs up to 2500 EUR gross can be covered by the publication fund. If APCs are above this amount, the remaining costs must be covered by the respective chair or professorship.
- TUM School of Medicine: Articles with APCs up to 3000 EUR gross can be covered by the publication fund.
Requirement: The impact factor of the journal you want to publish in is >5.