The Presidential Committee for University Library Affairs (Library Committee) gathered on the 9th of May 2022. In the course of this meeting, it was decided that due to the urgent need to consolidate the university budget, the Open Access Publication Fund and the Open Access Monograph Fund will be closed with immediate effect. Therefore, unfortunately, no new applications can be accepted for the year 2022. An exception is made for applications for funding of an Open Access monograph, provided that the publication in question was created in the course of DFG funding; DFG funds are available for this purpose in 2022 and 2023. Funding commitments made by the University Library before the funds stop on May 3, 2022 will be honored.
The publication of research findings via Open Access (OA) is becoming increasingly important. In order to meet the wishes and requirements of different disciplinary cultures, researchers at the University of Bayreuth – in addition to funding articles in (gold) OA journals – now have access to a fund for the digital publication of OA monographs