Open Access Statement

Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt) is committed to the principles of freedom of research and teaching as well as to the principles of open science. TU Darmstadt advocates open science and sharing the research results of its scientists with society at large. To emphasise this objective, TU Darmstadt has signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities and supports initiatives that implement and/or promote this Berlin Declaration. Furthermore, the university has an Open Access Policy. Worldwide free access to research results (open access) is a basic prerequisite for the long-term availability of human knowledge independent of economic interests.

Journals funded by ULB Darmstadt with its free TUjournals service are open access, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.

All journals hosted with TU Darmstadt are Diamond OA. Authors do not pay article processing charges (APCs) to publish their articles open access. Operating expenses for the editorial system Janeway are covered as part of the TUjournals service. For long-term preservation, all articles will also be published on TUprints, the institutional repository of TU Darmstadt. All entries on TUprints are transfered automatically to the German National Library.

All articles supported by TUjournals are published under an Open Access-compliant license:

·         CC BY 4.0 International

·         CC BY-SA 4.0 International

·         CC0 1.0 Universal

Authors retain the copyright and full publishing rights of their articles without restrictions and are encouraged to submit and distribute their works to other institutions, repositories or websites.