The term Diamond Open Access (D-OA) refers to publications and platforms which can be reached and their contents read free of costs by anyone. This also includes the authors who publish this content. Through D-OA, fair access to knowledge is enabled.
The ULB is supporter of specific initiatives such as the Open Library of Humanities and is in the process of establishing and publishing environment which is cost-neutral and which will allow authors create new and ad hoc publishing workflows.
Project: Open Source Academic Publishing Suite (OS-APS)
As part of these developments the ULB is project partner of the BMBF-financed project Open Source Academic Publishing Suite (OS-APS) which aims at creating new media-neutral publishing workflows and tools.
Open Journal System
The ULB offers researchers at the MLU and other research partner institutions in Halle the opportunity to publish e-journals in open access free of charge. For this purpose, the university uses the Open Journal System software which is currently used in many academic institutions in Germany and worldwide. The idea is to offer academics a tool with which they can set up new journals, create peer review workflows, act as editors of theses, and publisher their contents in a way that these are persistently identified, stored, and visible and reachable to a wide audience.
Open Monograph Press
Likewise, the ULB offers scientists at the MLU and other research partners in Saxony-Anhalt the opportunity to publish monographs and other types of scientific publications such as series or anthologies in Open Access free of charge. For this purpose, the university uses the Open Monograph software, which is already in use at many scientific institutions in Germany and worldwide. Please get in touch the Open Science Team if you would like to publish content in our OMP.