Open Access Policy of the
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
The Carl von Ossietzky University supports the “Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities” and advises its scientists and scholars to make their research results, as represented in their publications, comfortably and without financial barriers available where possible.
For authors open access publishing stands for a greater visibility of their scientific or scholarly work. For researchers, teaching staff and students worldwide it facilitates participation in the exchange of information and knowledge–regardless of their financial situation or location.
Consequently, the Presidential Chair advises scientists and scholars of the Carl von Ossietzky University to archive or publish their scientific publications
- as pre-print or post-print on a subject repository or
- on /oops/ the Carl von Ossietzky University’s institutional repository or
- in peer-reviewed open access journals, and
- in contracts with publishers to retain their right to publish or archive their research results electronically.
Freedom of research and teaching are preserved. Discipline-specific conventions as well as the rights of publishers are to be respected.
(Decision of the Presidential Chair 65/15, 14 April 2015)