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DFG grant for Open Access publications

Primary Open Access publications by scientists at the University of Cologne are subsidized with 700.00 Euro within the DFG program Open Access Publication Costs (2022-2024).

If you have submitted open access journal articles to publishers after 01.01.2022, you can also apply for the grant retrospectively. Information on the funding conditions and how to submit invoices can be found on the pages of the University and City Library Cologne (bitte mit folgendem verlinken:

If you have any questions, please contact team of the University and City Library Cologne via e-mail:

In the future, please also contact the University and City Library Cologne by e-mail via before submitting articles, so that it can be checked whether the grant, or a cost transfer/discount through transformation contracts or memberships, is possible for the planned open access publication.