DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - Open Access
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In promoting Open Access, the German Research Foundation works closely with partners from Germany, Europe and the world. In the context of the Alliance Initiative "Digital Information", the DFG has, among other things, advocated the introduction of an indispensable secondary publication law. Through organisations and networks such as Knowledge Exchange, Science Europe and the Global Research Council, the DFG is also involved in the European and international context in shaping the transformation of scientific publishing from the subscription to the Open Access model. In spring 2016, the DFG signed the Expression of Interest of the OA2020 initiative.
Authors funded by the DFG can also use the flat-rate publication fee they have received for individual funding or coordinated programmes to pay any article processing fees that may be required for publication in OA journals.
The DFG also offers funding programmes which can be used to set up Open Access infrastructures and services.