Open Access publishing makes it possible to make knowledge generated in the course of this research available to society and the scientific community in a comprehensive, sustainable and unrestricted manner. In keeping with its self-image, the University of the Bundeswehr Munich is committed to the principles of Open Access described in the "Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities".

The University of the Bundeswehr Munich supports all members of the university's scientific community in open access publications by providing Athenean research as technical infrastructure and financially, provided that it has undergone a peer review process.

FORscience - Open Access Funding

Applications for reimbursement of costs incurred for publications in open access journals can be submitted via email to the Vice President for Research.

Fees for articles in open access journals can be covered provided the following conditions are met:

  • The articles to be published are published in journals whose articles are all accessible free of charge to users via the Internet immediately upon publication ("pure, gold OA journals") and which apply strict quality assurance procedures recognised in the respective subject area.
  • The principles of good scientific practice have been observed.
  • Only articles for which a member of the UniBw M as "submitting author" or "corresponding author" is responsible for the payment of publication fees can be financed.
  • The Open Access release of articles in journals requiring subscription according to the "hybrid" model ("Open Choice") is not eligible for funding.


For further information on Open Access publishing, please consult the information provided by the Research Service or contact our University Library.


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