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Eligible Journals

One of the eligibility requirements of the Charité Publication Fund is that the journal appears on the list of eligible journals. 

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List of eligible journals for the Open Access Publication Fund of the Charité in 2023

In order to receive the maximum funding of EUR 2,000 (incl. VAT), the selected journals must meet the requirements described here and be marked as eligible in the list of eligible journals. The list does not apply to the special funding for articles from DFG-funded research of up to EUR 1,400.

On the initiative of the Vice Deans for Research, the criteria for open access funding in 2023 were developed on the basis of a list of eligible journals and adopted by the Faculty Executive Board on 22.09.2022. This list applies to all Gold OA articles (also in DEAL publishers); it is intended to ensure that only quality publication services are paid for.

The starting point is the totality of all journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), which are then filtered according to specific criteria. Funding decisions are made based on this list.

DOAJ overall list with indication of journals eligible for funding in 2023 [xlsx] [DE] (as of 30.11.2022, corrected 20.12.2022)

To be eligible, a journal must be

A journal with the DOAJ Seal guarantees the following 7 publication services and author rights:

  1. digital preservation - archiving of content in a Keepers facility, the Internet Archive or PubMed Central
  2. persistent article identifiers - usually DOI, ARK or handle
  3. metadata supplied to DOAJ – a prerequisite for open re-use of metadata
  4. appropriate license type - Creative Commons licenses that allow re-use: CC BY, CC BY-SA, CC BY-NC, CC BY-NC-SA
  5. license information in articles - Creative Commons licenses must be displayed in each full-text format of the article.
  6. copyright and publishing rights - authors retain unrestricted rights of use and exploitation, regardless of the license under which they publish as permitted by a journal
  7. self-archiving policy - authors are permitted to deposit and make publicly available any version of their paper in an institutional or professional repository without embargo period.

If the journal you wish to publish in is not eligible, you can contact the publisher to ask why the required quality criteria are not (or are only partially) met.

1 Mirror journals are supposedly pure open access journals that have high similarities to hybrid journals from the same publisher. The following characteristics are usually associated with mirror journals: similar or identical editorial board, similarity in name, own designation as mirror journal (or comparable terminology), identical aims & scope. Consequently, these journals are to be classified as a type of hybrid journal and are therefore not eligible for funding.