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How to publish scientific articles - knowing how



The Green Road (Open Access, secondary publication)

Researchers publish their article in a subscription journal or publish a book. After an embargo period set by the publisher, they file the article in a public database. For books, a period of 12 months applies. There are no fees for this method. However, the embargo deadlines must be observed.


  1. Results of publicly funded research
  2. Submission of the manuscripts to traditional publishers and peer review
  3. Acceptance for publication
  4. Transfer of copyright to the publishers  ̶  authors retain the right to distribute a copy of the accepted manuscript via Open Access repositories
  5. Potential temporary embargo
  6. Open Access "secondary publication" after the embargo period, thereby making it accessible to the public
  7. Accelerated scientific progress and increased return on public investment thanks to Open Access