Agreements with Publishers

Agreements exist with the following publishers. Members of the University of Kassel can publish their articles Open Access in the framework of these agreements.

  • Current contract period: 2024 - 2026
  • Arrangement: Corresponding authors of the University of Kassel can publish their articles Open Access in 25 hybrid subscription journals of the publisher (see below) without own costs as long as the nationwide annual article quota (2024: 556 articles, 2025: 574 articles, 2026: 590 articles) has not been reached.
  • Workflow: see publisher's Author Guidelines
  • Journals:Title list
  • Current contract period: 2024 - 2026
  • Arrangement: Corresponding authors of the University of Kassel can publish their articles Open Access in 52 hybrid subscription journals, 8 Gold Open Access journals, 7 magazines and several proceedings of the publisher (see below) without own costs.
  • Workflow: see publisher's website
  • Journals: Title list
  • Current contract period: 2022 - 2024
  • Arrangement: Corresponding authors of the University of Kassel can publish their articles (research articles, review articles, rapid communications, brief reports, case reports) Open Access in 332 hybrid subscription journals and 41 Gold Open Access journals of the publisher (see below) without own costs.
  • Workflow and journals: Information on the author workflow and eligible journals is available on the publisher's website. Please select Germany and University of Kassel to view the details of the agreement. 
  • Current contract period: 2022 - 2024
  • Arrangement: Corresponding authors of the University of Kassel can publish their articles (research articles, but also book reviews and other article types) Open Access in 129 hybrid subscription journals and 19 Open Access journals of the publisher (see below) without own costs.
  • Workflow: Submit your article using your University of Kassel email address so that the publisher can identify it as an eligible article. Open Access will then be selected automatically.
  • Journals: Titel list (Journals in the module "Economics / Wirtschaft" from 2023)

All information about the agreement with Elsevier can be found on the DEAL contracts subpage.

  • Current contract period: 2024 - 2026
  • Arrangement: Corresponding authors of the University of Kassel can publish their articles (all research article types, but not book reviews, smaller articles, news, conference reports, etc.) Open Access in 28 hybrid psychological and psychiatric subscription journals of the publisher (see below) without own costs.
  • Workflow and journals: Information on the author workflow and eligible journals can be found in the publisher's FAQ.
  • Current contract period: 2022 - 2024
  • Arrangement: Corresponding authors of the University of Kassel can publish their articles (research articles and review articles) Open Access in 53 hybrid subscription journals and 23 Gold Open Access journals of the publisher (see below) without own costs.
  • Workflow: see publisher's website and author guide
  • Journals: Titel list (only lists A, B and D)
  • Current contract period: 2022 - 2024
  • Arrangement: Corresponding authors of the University of Kassel can publish their articles (research articles and original papers, including analyses, articles, letters, brief communications, registered reports, resources, technical reports) Open Access in the journal Nature,  33 hybrid Nature-branded subscription journals and 21 Nature Reviews journals of the publisher (see below) without own costs.
  • Workflow: see publisher's website and author guide
  • Journals: Titel list
  • Current contract period: 2024 - 2026
  • Arrangement: Corresponding authors of the University of Kassel can publish their articles Open Access in 3 hybrid subscription journals of the publisher (see below) without own costs.
  • Workflow and journals: see publisher's website and author guide
  • Current contract period: 2024 - 2027
  • Arrangement: Corresponding authors of the University of Kassel can publish their articles Open Access in 37 hybrid subscription journals and 17 Gold Open Access journals of the publisher (see below) without own costs.
  • Workflow: see publisher's website (section "Read & Publish author guidelines")
  • Journal: title list
  • Current contract period: 2024 - 2025
  • Arrangement: Corresponding authors of the University of Kassel can publish their articles (original research papers, review papers, brief communications, short reports, case reports) Open Access in all hybrid subscription journals of the publisher (see below) without own costs.
  • Workflow: see publisher's website and author guide
  • Journals: see title list and excluded journals on the publisher's website

All information about the agreement with Springer Nature can be found on the DEAL contracts subpage.

  • Current contract period: 2024 - 2026
  • Arrangement: Corresponding authors of the University of Kassel can publish their articles Open Access in more than 2.000 hybrid subscription journals of the publisher (see below) without own costs.
  • Workflow: During the submission or publication process, eligible authors will be informed by the publisher about the existing publishing agreement. You can choose between different Creative Commons licenses (see also publisher's website).
  • Journals: Title list

All information about the agreement with Wiley can be found on the DEAL contracts subpage.