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Publishing & Open Access

Digital Library - The official repository of TU Braunschweig
The Digital Library is the official repository of TU Braunschweig. As a member of TU Braunschweig you can publish your research results as Open Access Gold ('Primary publication') or Open Access Green ('Secondary publication').

The Digital Library contains PhD theses and further publications from scientists of the TU Braunschweig. Special collections include Brunsvicensien, Pharmaceutical Literature, Historical Children's Books and further digitised material.

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Open Access and Publication fund
Open access means permanent access to scientific information on the Internet for everyone and free of charge. The Open access team of the University Library advises and supports Braunschweig's scientists in all questions concerning Open access publishing.

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Predatory Publishing
Predatory or Fake Publishing refers to unfair business models of dubious publishers, conference organizers or e-journal publishers. High quality business processes and competetive pricing are merely faked. The usual quality assurance process, e.g. peer review process through an editorial board, does not run through at all or not according to applicable standards. The prices for publishing are much too high. (excerpt from: https://www.mpg.de/12137870/qualitaetssicherung-in-der-wissenschaft).

Due to inadequate quality assurance of the content of predatory journals the published research results are suspicious of qualitative deficiency. This carries a great danger of damaging the authors own reputation and the reputation of the TU Braunschweig. As a rule, visibility, accessibility and long-term availability of research results published in predatory journals has to be questioned at least. These business practices and models should not be supported at all!

Many predatory journal publishers or conference organizers are characterized by using quite often personalised e-mail advertising. In addition, the journal titles are similar to well-kown and well-renowned journal titles, so that they are suggesting high impact factors or similar indicators.

Many predatory conferences take place in popular destinations and provide a wide range of topics. Large numbers of participants and the announcement of well-known and well-renowned scientists (without their approval or knowledge) suggest seriousness.

If you are going to publish an article, please check whether the journal or book publisher is listed in Scopus, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) or the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and/or whether the publisher is a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) or not. If none of these criteria are met please check the journal in one of the following sources:

For recognizing unserious conferences visit:

If you haven't found any information about the journal, please search for the publisher or conference organizer on the Internet, in professional forums of scientific communities or contact us: openaccess@tu-braunschweig.de.

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Thesis Office
Compulsory copies of dissertations and habilitations are submitted to the thesis office. If all requirements are fulfilled, a confirmation will be provided that is necessary to receive the doctoral certificate.

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Research Data Management
In cooperation with the Stabsstelle Forschungsservice and EU-Hochschulbüro, the CIO and the Gauß-IT Center, we are setting up services concerning research data.

Our services include:
  • consultation for project proposals
  • preparation of data management plans
  • consultation for archiving and publication of research data
  • research
  • support concerning legal questions

Please contact us:
forschungsdaten@tu-braunschweig.de

Please use our German website for further information.

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Bibliometry
Bibliometry deals with the measurement of scientific publications and uses statistical methods to describe publishing behaviour. It is an useful method to increase the visibility of your own research and to help you to optimise your publishing strategy.

We support you with publication and citation analyses.

Contact:
Ms Hickmann
j.hickmann@tu-braunschweig.de
Telefon: 0531 / 391-5019

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Publication Guidelines
On 20th February 2019, the Senate of the TU Braunschweig passed a guideline for the standardized use of the name Technische Universität Braunschweig in publications. This guideline is obligatory for all members of Technische Universität Braunschweig.

It applies to publications of research results including research transfer. It also covers research-related social media contributions and audiovisual media.

The guidelines regulate the official name ("Technische Universität Braunschweig", also in English), declarations of multiple institutional affiliation and other information.

We are happy to support you with publication and citation analyses.

Contact:
ub-publikationsservices@tu-braunschweig.de
Phone: 0531 / 391-5052

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