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Publisher agreements

The Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin promotes publishing according to the principle of Open Access.

The Charité Medical Library concludes agreements with publishers in order to provide financial and administrative support to Charité researchers when publishing Open Access. On this page you will find the currently valid agreements. If you publish with a publishing house not listed here, please contact us.

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Existing agreements

Please note:

  • A general publisher agreement does not mean that a publication in any journal of the publisher is also eligible. Please refer to the eligibility requirements of the Publication Fund.
  • Even if the Open Access fees cannot be paid centrally by the Publication Fund, you may be entitled to a discount from the publisher.
  • A publishing agreement may include another form of settlement directly with the Medical Library. This is the case with large "Publish and Read" contracts, such as the DEAL. If you are unsure about what type of support is available to you, please get in touch.

BMJ Open Access Journals

Members of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin are entitled to a 20% reduction on publication fees in BMJ Open Access Journals

This option is made available to members of the Charité through participation of the Medical Library in an interregional consortium arrangement for an E-Journals subscription package, which includes negotiation for open access rights.

The agreement does not cover the costs of publication through the Charité Publication Fund. Provided that your publication meets the funding conditions, submit a request for reimbursement by the publication fund or contact us via publikationsfonds(at)charite.de for further details.

Besides publication in the respective journal, articles financed by the Charité Publication Fund will also be made available and archived in the Charité Open Access Repository.

Cambridge University Press (CUP)

Members of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin are entitled to a 10% reduction on publication fees in CUP Open Access Journals. This option is made available to members of the Charité through participation of the Medical Library in an interregional consortium arrangement for an E-Journals subscription package, which includes negotiation for open access rights.

The agreement does not cover the costs of publication through the Charité Publication Fund. Provided that your publication meets the funding conditions, submit a request for reimbursement by the publication fund or contact us via publikationsfonds(at)charite.de for further details.

Besides publication in the respective journal, articles financed by the Charité Publication Fund will also be made available and archived in the Charité Open Access Repository.

Frontiers

The Charité Medical Library has concluded an agreement with Frontiers Media S.A. with effect from 1st January 2018, to cover the payment of publication fees.
For members of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the payment of publication fees by the Charité Publication Fund is made much simpler.

As long as there is no other third party funding for the publication of the article, then the invoice will be processed by the Medical Library. Through this agreement, the publication fees of basically eligible articles are also kept below the DFG funding limit of 2000 Euros.

The publication process for authors:

  • As corresponding author, you send your manuscript to the journal as usual and be sure to select 'Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin' as the Frontiers Institutional Member in the 'Choose Payer' form which is part of 'Payment and funding information'.
  • The Medical Library will be informed about your article, and we will ask you if you have third party funds available to pay for this publication. If you have no such funds, then the Medical Library will take care of the invoice.
  • Besides publication in the respective journal, articles financed by the Charité Publication Fund will also be made available and archived in the Charité Open Access Repository .

JMIR Publications

The Charité Medical Library has signed an agreement with JMIR Publications about payment of publication fees. This covers six “Article Processing Fee Waivers” and enables eligible articles to be funded. Beyond this, JMIR offers a 20% fee discount for subsequent submissions from members of Charité.

The publication process for authors:

  • As corresponding author, you send your manuscript to the journal as usual. Please declare your affiliation to the CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin (Address: Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany).
  • As soon as your article is accepted, please fill out our application form for direct funding of Open Access publication fees. The Charité Medical Library will check the funding eligibility of your article and, when the article is eligible, the Library will organize payment directly with the publisher.
  • Please note that, for some JMIR journals there is a submission fee to pay. This cannot be paid for by the Charité Medical Library. Likewise, the library cannot fund the “Fast Track” option at JMIR. Information about all fees at JMIR can be found in their FAQs.

Karger Open Access Journals

Members of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin are entitled to a 50% reduction on Article Processing Charges (APCs) in Karger Open Access Journals. This option is made available to members of the Charité through participation of the Medical Library in an interregional consortium arrangement for an E-Journals subscription package, which includes negotiation for open access rights.

In order to receive the discount Charité authors should refer to their discount claim and membership of the Charité at the article submission stage. (For new open access journals at Karger, there is usually no APC in the first year after launching.)

The agreement does not cover the costs of publication through the Charité Publication Fund. Provided that your publication meets the funding conditions, submit a request for reimbursement by the publication fund or contact us via publikationsfonds(at)charite.de for further details.

Besides publication in the respective journal, articles financed by the Charité Publication Fund will also be made available and archived in the  Charité Open Access Repository.

MDPI

The Charité Medical Library has concluded an agreement with  MDPI to cover the payment of publication fees. It includes

  • 10% off the publication fees and
  • upon fulfillment of all funding conditions, invoice processing by the Medical Library.

The publication process for authors:

  • As corresponding author, you send your manuscript to the journal as usual. Please declare your affiliation to CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin (via drop-down menu).
  • In a pop-up window you will see the funding conditions of the Charité Publication Fund: indicate whether these are fulfilled for your article.
  • The Medical Library will be informed about the funding eligibility of your article, and will then take care of the invoice.
  • Besides publication in the respective journal, articles financed by the Charité Publication Fund will also be made available and archived in the Charité Open Access Repository.

PLOS ONE

The Charité Medical Library has concluded an agreement with PLOS to cover financing of publication fees in the journal PLOS ONE geschlossen.

For members of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the payment of publication fees by the Charité Publication Fund is made much simpler. When all funding conditions are met then the invoice will be processed by the Medical Library.

The publication process for authors:

  • As corresponding author, you send your manuscript to the journal as usual. Please use your Charité email address and be sure to declare your affiliation to CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin (via drop-down menu).
  • As soon as your article is accepted, the Medical Library will be informed and we will ask you if you have third party funds available to pay for this publication. If you have no such funds, then the Medical Library will take care of the invoice.
  • Besides publication in PLOS ONE, articles will also be made available and archived in the Charité Open Access Repository.

SAGE Open Access Journals

SAGE Publishing offers many genuine Open Access journals.

For publications in three of these Open Access journals, there are reduced publication fees for members of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. This arrangement is through the participation of the Medical Library in a national consortium for a Sage journals package.
 

The agreed, reduced prices apply to

  • SAGE Open: 132 GBP
  • SAGE Open Medicine: 197 GBP
  • SAGE Open Medical Case Reports: 147 GBP
     

The agreement does not cover the costs of publication through the Charité Publication Fund. Provided that your publication meets the funding conditions, submit a request for reimbursement by the publication fund or contact us via publikationsfonds(at)charite.de for further details.

Besides publication in the respective journal, articles financed by the Charité Publication Fund will also be made available and archived in the Charité Open Access Repository.

Springer Nature (DEAL)

The Charité Medical Library is participating in the DEAL contract with the publisher Springer Nature.

This gives scientists at the Charité several advantages. They have read access to almost all of the publisher's journals and can publish access in over 2,000 journals.

The complete and continuously updated list of Springer Nature journals, which are part of the DEAL contract, can be downloaded as an Excel file from the MPDL via Keeper.

The Open Access publication and financing of an article in Springer Nature journals happens with the least possible administrative effort for authors.
Funding is provided by the Medical Library when the following criteria are met:

  • "Corresponding Author" is a member of the Charité
  • The journal appears on the above linked list of Springer Nature journals, which are part of the DEAL contract.
  • Date accepted is after January 1, 2020 for "Open Choice" or hybrid journals**, or after August 1, 2020 for "Fully Open Access" or gold OA journals*
  • The following contribution types are supported by the DEAL contract. This varies depending on the type of journal:

    •  Hybrid journals**: includes Research Articles (= Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication) and Non-Research Articles (= Editorial Notes, Book Reviews, Letters, Reports (except: Non-Research Articles in medical journals)
    • Gold OA journals*: includes Research Articles (= Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication). All other article types are excluded.

* Gold OA journals are those in which all articles are completely and immediately accessible worldwide, free of charge upon publication and which have a comprehensible quality assurance procedure. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists such journals. Springer Nature Gold OA journals are marked as "Fully Open Access" in the list of participating Springer Nature journals linked above.

** In hybrid journals only individual articles are made open access against payment. Springer Nature hybrid journals are marked as "Open Choice" in the above linked list of participating Springer Nature journals.

Further information from the publisher can be found at springernature.com.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the procedure.

Wiley (DEAL)

The Medical Library of the Charité is a participant of the DEAL contract with the publisher Wiley and as a result, scientists at the Charité have several advantages. You can read all Wiley journals and can publish Open Access.

Open access publication of articles in Wiley journals involves a reduced administrative burden on authors.
Funding will be provided by the Medical Library if the following criteria are met:

  • The corresponding author is a member of the Charité
  • Date accepted is from January 22, 2019 (gold OA journals*) or July 1, 2019 (hybrid journals**)
  • Article type: primary research or review article

* Gold OA journals are those where all content is completely barrier free, and can be read immediately upon publication by everyone worldwide. The journal must have a scholarly quality assurance process, for example peer review. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists such journals.

** In hybrid journals, only individual articles are made open access upon payment while other articles remain behind payment barriers.

The publication process for authors:

  • The publication process differs depending on whether you submit your manuscript to a pure (gold) OA journal or to a hybrid journal.
  • For a gold OA journal, you choose the Charité as your institution at the point of submitting your article. The Charité has the code "D052". Wiley describes the entire process with screenshots in this tutorial (PDF).
  • For a hybrid journal, upon acceptance of your article you can select "OnlineOpen" and confirm your Charité affiliation. Wiley describes the entire process with screenshots in this tutorial (PDF).

If you have questions about the procedure, please contact us.