Publication fund

As part of a pilot project, HAW Hamburg has established a publication fund for an initial period of three years. From 1 January 2021, you can apply for funding support to cover the article processing charges for open access articles. You can reach us again at the e-mail address hibs.oa (at) haw-hamburg (dot) de.

Funding criteria

  • Your article needs to be published in a purely open access journal which adheres to recognised quality standards, e.g. peer review, and which makes full-text versions of its articles available to users online directly upon publication and at no cost (gold open access). Articles that are published individually as open access texts in closed access journals (hybrid open access) are not eligible for funding.Additional information on finding established open access journals
  • It must be permissable to make the publisher version of each article funded available at no charge directly upon publication (without an embargo period) via REPOSIT, HAW Hamburg's institutional repository.
  • The article processing charge at the journal in question cannot exceed €2,000. Partial funding of the fee is not possible. If the fee charged at a particular journal is higher than this, feel free to contact us for additional information and input: hibs.oa (at) haw-hamburg (dot) de
  • You are required to be a HAW Hamburg member and the corresponding or submitting author of the article.
  • The article must be published with a Creative Commons licence (CC licence, or ideally CC-BY). The publisher should not require an additional fee for CC licensing.
  • Initially, a maximum of €2,000 total funding can be provided per author. If the fund still has money available as of 1 November of the year in question, the possibility of providing funding support above this amount can be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • The publication information and the amount of funding support provided will be published on OpenAPC.
  • Please review in advance whether the publication fee can be covered with institutional or external funds.
  • Where funding is granted through the publication fund, this must be indicated in the article. Sample statements include the following:
    • The open access publishing fee has been covered by the open access publication fund at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.
    • We are grateful for the funding support provided for the article processing charge by the open access publication fund at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.

When you submit your manuscript to the publisher, feel free to contact us via email to check whether you fulfil the criteria for funding support.

For the period 2021–2023, a total of €24,000 per year is available. This funding is distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, provided that the funding criteria are met.

Application process

Applications to have the article processing charges covered can be submitted once the article has been accepted for publication in an open access journal. Please use this form to submit your application. Our application form works despite the cyber attack, your application will be automatically forwarded to the HAW address (see above).

Funded publications

The following articles received funding support from HAW Hamburg's open access publication fund in 2021 to cover the article processing charge:

  • Arthur, Richard, Antonczyk, Sebastian, Off, Sandra, & Scherer, Paul A. (2022). Mesophilic and Thermophilic Anaerobic Digestion of Wheat Straw in a CSTR System with ‘Synthetic Manure’: Impact of Nickel and Tungsten on Methane Yields, Cell Count, and Microbiome. Bioengineering, 9(1), 1–31.
  • Jörns-Presentati, Astrid, Napp, Ann-Kathrin, Dessauvagie, Anja S., Stein, Dan J., Jonker, Deborah, Breet, Elsie, Charles, Weslin, Swart, Renier L., Lahti, Mari, Suliman, Sharain, Jansen, Ronelle, van den Heuvel, Leigh L., Seedat, Soraya, & Groen, Gunter (2021). The Prevalence of Mental Health Problems in Sub-Saharan Adolescents: A Systematic Review. PLOS ONE, 16(5), 1-23.
  • Lenfers, Ulfia A., Ahmady-Moghaddam, Nima, Glake, Daniel, Ocker, Florian, Osterholz, Daniel, Ströbele, Jonathan, & Clemen, Thomas (2021). Improving Model Predictions—Integration of Real-Time Sensor Data into a Running Simulation of an Agent-Based Model. Sustainability, 13(13), 1–14.
  • Plaumann, Benedikt (2022). Towards Realistic Vibration Testing of Large Floor Batteries for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV). Sound&Vibration, 56(1), 1–19.
  • Röben, Felix, Schäfers, Hans, Meißner, Anna, & Haan, Jerom de (2021). Smart Balancing of Electrical Power in Germany: Fuzzy Logic Model to Simulate Market Response. Energies, 14(8), 1–25.
  • Voigts, Gunda, & Blohm, Thurid (2022). Offene Kinder- und Jugendarbeit in Corona-Zeiten aus Sicht von Fachkräften: Eine empirische Studie zur Situation von Einrichtungen in Hamburg. Opladen: Barbara Budrich.

The following articles received funding support from HAW Hamburg's open access publication fund in 2022 to cover the article processing charge:

  • Behnert, Christiane (2022). Popularität und Relevanz in der Suche. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.
  • Colombi, Raffaele, Rohde, Niclas, Schlüter, Michael, & Kameke, Alexandra von (2022). Coexistence of Inverse and Direct Energy Cascades in Faraday Waves. Fluids, 7(5), 148.
  • Lenfers, Ulfia A., Ahmady-Moghaddam, Nima, Glake, Daniel, Ocker, Florian, Weyl, Julius, & Clemen, Thomas (2022). Modeling the Future Tree Distribution in a South African Savanna Ecosystem: An Agent-Based Model Approach. Land, 11(5), 619.

The HAW Hamburg publication fund is a participant in the Open APC Initiative, which aims to make the funding of article processing charges more transparent:

Overview of APC payments