Publishers typically charge fees (APCs, Article Processing Charges) for publication in Open Access journals, which must be paid by the authors or their institutions.
Also so-called page charges for the publication of articles with excess length and license fees for the subsequent use of illustrations, articles or the like (e.g. at the Copyright Clearance Center CCC) are subject to publication fees.
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists high-quality Gold and Platinum Open Access journals. Gold OA-Journals are financed by APCs, Platinum OA-Journals do not charge APCs to authors nor subscription fees to libraries or users. They are financed by membership fees, donations or sponsorship.
Do you have any questions about publication fees? We will be happy to advise you on costs (and assumption of costs) for the publication of (Open Access) articles and help you to clarify rights for subsequent use.
The library participates in the DEAL contract with Springer Nature on behalf of GFZ, PIK and AWI.
More information on the coverage of publication costs and the budget for OA publications at the GFZ can be found on the intranet.
We have an agreement with the Open Access publisher Copernicus that allows employees of GFZ, PIK and AWI to have their APCs invoiced centrally via the library.