Open Access

Your Open Access publication with Mohr Siebeck

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The results of your research should be available to as broad a public as possible without barriers to access - yet it is important for you to publish on a well-known platform that ensures that your research will be easy to find and will be quoted uniformly? We offer you a widely visible basis for your Open Access work, a basis held in high regard by numerous institutions, which will enable your work to receive the attention it deserves and make it possible for others to make use of your findings.

Your work can be made openly accessible either immediately upon publication or after an embargo period of 12 or 24 months.

With a Creative Commons license, your publication can be used internationally under well-defined conditions. The program editors will be happy to advise you on the choice of license. Your publication in Open Access will be made freely accessible in the Mohr Siebeck eLibrary and posted in the most important international Open Access repositories (OAPENJSTOR Open Access Books) as well as listed in important discovery services (e.g. the Directory of Open Access Books/DOAB). Upon request, we can provide you with quarterly usage statistics from the repositories mentioned. Your publication's metadata will be registered with over 450 of the world's leading academic libraries, including the British Library, the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, the Max Planck Digital Library, and numerous university libraries in Germany, Europe, and the United States. In addition, you can post the PDF of your work on institutional or subject-specific repositories yourself at any time. Your publication will be long-term archived using Portico and CLOCKSS, ensuring that it will be available for a long time.

If we have already published one of your works, this can also be transferred to open access. Please contact the program editors; they will be happy to provide you with an individual offer.

Mohr Siebeck Service Packages for Books - OA and non-OA

Publishing with Mohr Siebeck includes a wide range of publishing services, including author support, quality assurance (content/formal/technical), typesetting, metadata, dissemination on relevant platforms, distribution of the print edition if applicable, and marketing.

New! To enable you to make a transparent choice of the publication model that suits you best, we are going to offer various service packages as of August 1st, 2023:

Basic OA is an Open Access publication of the eBook. In the Classic and Premium modules, a print edition with different features will be added.

Classic OA includes a standardized typesetting process according to specified design patterns (font: Times New Roman), a guaranteed print run in soft cover (paperback) with crediting of expected print revenues against the publication fee, the obligatory copies of dissertations to be delivered to the faculty/university, and 5 complimentary copies for you as the author.

Premium OA includes an individual typesetting process in Mohr Siebeck style (choice of font: Garamond, Minion, Bembo), a guaranteed print run (as with the Classic OA module) with a cloth binding and a dust jacket, the obligatory copies for dissertations, and 10 complimentary copies for you personally.

You do not wish to publish in Open Access? We will continue to offer you the “conventional” form of publication: In addition to the publication of the eBook which can be purchased in our eLibrary, the packages provide for a guaranteed print edition in paperback (Classic non-OA) or with cloth binding (Premium non-OA). The service catalogs correspond to those of the OA variants; in the non-OA modules you will also receive a free electronic copy exclusively for personal use.

Please note: The availability of the modules may vary according to the program area and series; please contact the program editors responsible for further information.

Please click here for an outline of the packages we will offer.

Here we offer an configurator, which you can use to obtain a non-binding initial estimate of the costs to be expected (non-OA variants can also be calculated). You will receive a binding offer from the program editors in charge after your publication has been accepted into the publishing program.

We will be happy to advise you on possible funding applications and support you in the application process, for example by providing the necessary documents.