Publication fund

HAW Hamburg has successfully applied to the German Research Foundation (DFG) for funding of Open Access journal articles. Through the programme "Open Access Publication Funding", the DFG will support the publication of Open Access articles at HAW Hamburg with a grant of 700 euros per publication over the next three years (2024-2026). Applications for this grant are open to all university members. We encourage everyone to publish Open Access in order to promote the dissemination of research results.

The previous funding level of the publication fund (financing of APC up to 2,000 gross - from 1.1.2024 including the DFG funding share) will only apply until the remaining funds from previous years have been used up.

You can reach us 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
  • In principle, a maximum of 700 euros gross per publication is funded by the DFG. In addition, articles can be funded per author from residual funds from previous years up to a total amount including DFG funding of 2,000 euros gross.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Double funding through DFG funds is excluded.
  • If the publication is the result of a DFG project, reference must be made to the DFG research funding (third-party funding) in the funding acknowledgements. You can find more information here.
  • Where funding is granted through the publication fund, this must be indicated in the funding acknowledgements section. Sample statements include the following:
    • We acknowledge support for the article processing charge by the Open Access Publication
      Fund of 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.

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:

  • Bahr, Marc-Simon, & Wolff, Marcus (2022). PAS-based isotopologic analysis of highly concentrated methane. Frontiers in Environmental Chemistry, 3.
  • 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.
  • Kubitz, Lea, Bitsch, Sebastian, Zhao, Xiyan, Schmitt, Kerstin, Deweid, Lukas, Roehrig, Amélie, Barazzone, Elisa Cappio, Valerius, Oliver, Kolmar, Harald, & Béthune, Julien (2022). Engineering of ultraID, a Compact and Hyperactive Enzyme for Proximity-dependent Biotinylation in Living Cells. Communications Biology, 5(1), 657.
  • Leal Filho, Walter, Alam, G. M. Monirul, Nagy, Gustavo J., Rahman, Mohammad Mahbubur, Roy, Sajal, Wolf, Franziska, Kovaleva, Marina, Saroar, Mustafa, & Li, Chunlan (2022). Climate change adaptation responses among riparian settlements: A case study from Bangladesh. PLOS ONE, 17(12), e0278605.
  • Leal Filho, Walter, Caughman, Liliana, Pimenta Dinis, Maria Alzira, Frankenberger, Fernanda, Azul, Anabela Marisa, & Salvia, Amanda Lange (2022). Towards Symbiotic Approaches Between Universities, Sustainable Development, and Cities. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 11433.
  • Leal Filho, Walter, Levesque, Vanessa, Sivapalan, Subarna, Salvia, Amanda Lange, Fritzen, Barbara, Deckert, Ronald, Kozlova, Valerija, LeVasseur, Todd Jared, Emblen-Perry, Kay, Azeiteiro, Ulisses M., Paço, Arminda, Borsari, Bruno, & Shiel, Chris (2022). Social Values and Sustainable Development: Community Experiences. Environmental Sciences Europe, 34(1), 67.
  • Leal Filho, Walter, Lange Salvia, Amanda, Sierra, Javier, Fletcher, Carly A., Banks, Craig E., Velazquez, Luis, Anholon, Rosley, Rampasso, Izabela Simon, Maclean, Claudia, Barbir, Jelena, & Neiva, Samara (2022). COVID-19 and Households Waste in Hispanic America: An Assessment of Trends. Sustainability, 14(24), 16552.
  • 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.
  • Lins, Christian, & Hein, Andreas (2022). Classification of body postures using smart workwear. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 23(1), 921.
  • Mietzner, Jan, Harlakin, Andrej, Hoeher, Peter A., Fast, Tina, Liedtke, Carolin, Heinze, Robert, & Greule, Roland (2022). Joint Light Planning and Error-Rate Prediction for Dual-Use Lighting/Visible Light Communication. IEEE Photonics Journal, 14(6), 1–13.
  • Nock, Annike Morgane, Iversen, Linda, Waidhas, Lukas, Zapf, Antonia, Seifert, Caroline, & Petersen-Ewert, Corinna (2022). A Care Concept of Community Health Nursing Interventions for Adults With Chronic Health Conditions in an Urban Area: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Field Trial (CoSta Study). JMIR Research Protocols, 11(9), e37965.
  • Vuthi, Petrit, Peters, Irene, & Sudeikat, Jan (2022). Agent-based modeling (ABM) for urban neighborhood energy systems: Literature review and proposal for an all integrative ABM approach. Energy Informatics, 5(S4), 55.

The following articles received funding support from HAW Hamburg's open access publication fund in 2023 to cover the article processing charge:

  • Adedeji, Adekunle, Olonisakin, Tosin Tunrayo, Buchcik, Johanna, & Idemudia, Erhabor S. (2023). Socioeconomic status and social capital as predictors of happiness: evidence and gender differences. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 10(1).
  • Bahr, Marc-Simon, & Wolff, Marcus (2023). Pas-based analysis of natural gas samples. Frontiers in Chemistry, 11, 1328882.
  • Bazyar, Pourya, Baumgart, Andreas, Altenbach, Holm, & Usbeck, Anna (2023). An Overview of Selected Material Properties in Finite Element Modeling of the Human Femur. Biomechanics, 3(1), 124–135.
  • Buchcik, Johanna, Kovach, Viktoriia, & Adedeji, Adekunle (2023). Mental health outcomes and quality of life of Ukrainian refugees in Germany. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 21(1), 23.
  • Falkhofen, Judith, & Wolff, Marcus (2023). Near-Ultrasonic Transfer Function and SNR of Differential MEMS Microphones Suitable for Photoacoustics. Sensors (Basel, Switzerland), 23(5).
  • Heinzen, Till, Plaumann, Benedikt, & Kaatz, Marcus (2023). Influences on Vibration Load Testing Levels for BEV Automotive Battery Packs. Vehicles, 5(2), 446–463.
  • Filho, Walter Leal, Minhas, Aprajita, Schmook, Birgit, Mardero, Sofia, Sharifi, Ayyoob, Paz, Shlomit, Kovaleva, Marina, Albertini, Maria Cristina, & Skouloudis, Antonis (2023). Sustainable development goal 13 and switching priorities: Addressing climate change in the context of pandemic recovery efforts. Environmental Sciences Europe, 35(1), 6.
  • Priebe-Keller, Lukas, Netzel, Thomas, & Ihme-Schramm, Hanno (2023). Frontloading in powertrain development involving hybrid (virtual and real) development environments. Transportation Engineering, 12, 100169.
  • Schultheiß, Sebastian, Lewandowski, Dirk, Mach, Sonja von, & Yagci, Nurce (2023). Query sampler: generating query sets for analyzing search engines using keyword research tools. PeerJ Computer Science, 9, e1421.
  • Sarku, Rebecca, Clemen, Ulfia A., & Clemen, Thomas (2023). The Application of Artificial Intelligence Models for Food Security: A Review. Agriculture, 13(10), 2037.
  • Watanabe, Alice (2023). Exploring Totalitarian Elements of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education With Hannah Arendt. International Journal of Technoethics, 14(1), 1–15.
  • Westenhöfer, Joachim, Nouri, Elham, Reschke, Merle Linn, Seebach, Fabian, & Buchcik, Johanna (2023). Walkability and urban built environments-a systematic review of health impact assessments (HIA). BMC Public Health, 23(1), 518.

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