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Publication Fund to support Open Access in scientific publications

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H-BRS researchers receive support for open access publications.

The publication of scientific articles in open access journals is becoming increasingly important. The number of freely accessible publications in Germany over the last 5 years already accounts for more than 55% of all publications. (Source: Open Access Monitor, 17.05.2022). Free access to scientific knowledge for all is considered a desirable goal. In this way, barriers to payment are to be dismantled and scientific publishing made more open. This is supported by the German Science Council and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, among others.

Like many other scientific institutions, H-BRS supports the transformation process towards Open Access: in 2021, it signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities and adopted Open Access guidelines. Support and advice on the topic of Open Access is provided by the Research Services of the library.


Support from H-BRS

To support the transformation towards Open Access for free access to scientific information, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences would like to provide its researchers with the opportunity to receive funding for Open Access publication costs through the central publication fund also for the year 2023. This is financed from the funds of the University Development Plan of the Department for Research and Young Academics. Funding is available for scientific articles in gold and hybrid open access journals published after January 01, 2022 (the publication date applies here).

Applications can be made for partial funding of the Open Access publication fees of up to 1000 Euro for articles in hybrid journals and up to 1300 Euro in gold open access journals. Further funding criteria can be found on the intranet.

Together with the DFG funding for open access publications and the GI publication funding for doctoral candidates, up to three grants for open access publication costs can be awarded at the same time.

Short introduction film on Open Access

Open Access Förderung an der H-BRS

Supported articles

These articles have received partial funding from the H-BRS Publication Fund:


Christopher Becher, Peter-Michael Kaul: Enhancing Quality in Commercially Used Explosives Detection Dogs.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.18280/ijsse.140201 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-82909 BibTeX | RIS

Erik Dethier, Dean-Robin Kern, Gunnar Stevens, Alexander Boden: Making Order in Household Accounting - Digital Invoices as Domestic Work Artifacts.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.1007/s10606-024-09495-w BibTeX | RIS

Sourabh Singh, Sarbani Mandal, Sai Krishna Mulpuri, Bikash Sah, Praveen Kumar: Decoding range variability in electric vehicles: Unravelling the influence of cell-to-cell parameter variation and pack configuration.
PDF Download (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) doi:10.1016/j.etran.2024.100329 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-82657 BibTeX | RIS

Michał Stolarz, Alex Mitrevski, Mohammad Wasil, Paul G. Plöger: Learning-Based Personalisation of Robot Behaviour for Robot-Assisted Therapy.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.3389/frobt.2024.1352152 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-82177 PMID BibTeX | RIS

Andreas Hahn, Christina Pakusch, Gunnar Stevens: Was the low-fare public transport in Bonn a success? An evaluation of the climate ticket users and lessons for transportation companies.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.1016/j.cstp.2024.101158 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-78264 BibTeX | RIS


James Barry, Stefanie Meilinger, Klaus Pfeilsticker, Anna Herman-Czezuch, Nicola Kimiaie, Christopher Schirrmeister, Rone Yousif, Tina Buchmann, Johannes Grabenstein, Hartwig Deneke, Jonas Witthuhn, Claudia Emde, Felix Gödde, Bernhard Mayer, Leonhard Scheck, Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt, Philipp Hofbauer, Matthias Struck: Irradiance and cloud optical properties from solar photovoltaic systems.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.5194/amt-16-4975-2023 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-76204 BibTeX | RIS

Cassandra Moers, Christian Dresbach, Holm Altenbach: A Fatigue Lifetime Prediction Model for Aluminum Bonding Wires.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.3390/met13101781 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-75701 BibTeX | RIS

Andreas Hahn, Christina Pakusch, Gunnar Stevens: The impact of service expansion on modal shift from private car to public transport. A quantitative analysis in the Bonn/Rhein-Sieg area, Germany.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.1016/j.urbmob.2023.100064 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-75478 BibTeX | RIS

Jana Hinz, Tessema F. Mekonnen, Jonas Bergrath, Savanna Sewell, Yannic Schneck, Michaela Wirtz, Ursula Telgheder: Analysis of nine nitrosamines relevant to occupational safety by ion mobility spectroscopy and preliminary gas chromatographic separation.
PDF Download (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) doi:10.1016/j.jcoa.2023.100102 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-75166 BibTeX | RIS

Nils-Alexander Bury, Michael Jenkin, Robert S. Allison, Rainer Herpers, Laurence R. Harris: Vection underwater illustrates the limitations of neutral buoyancy as a microgravity analog.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.1038/s41526-023-00282-3 PMID urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-73286 BibTeX | RIS

Jonas Bergrath, Jessica Rumpf, René Burger, Xuan Tung Do, Michaela Wirtz, Margit Schulze: Beyond Yield Optimization: The Impact of Organosolv Process Parameters on Lignin Structure.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.1002/mame.202300093 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-70231 BibTeX | RIS

Christine Kawa, Patrizia M. Ianiro-Dahm, Jan F. H. Nijhuis, Wim H. Gijselaers: Effects of a Nudging Cue Targeting Food Choice in a University Cafeteria: A Field Study.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.3390/healthcare11091307 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-70162 PMID BibTeX | RIS

Ivan Paunovic, Cathleen Müller, Klaus Deimel: Citizen Participation for Sustainability and Resilience: A Generational Cohort Perspective on Community Brand Identity Perceptions and Development Priorities in a Rural Community.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.3390/su15097307 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-68045 BibTeX | RIS

Roman Grimmig, Philipp Gillemot, Simon Lindner, Philipp Schmidt, Samuel Stucki, Klaus Günther, Helmut Baltruschat, Steffen Witzleben: Evaluating Platinum-Based Ionic Polymer Metal Composites as Potentiometric Sensors for Dissolved Ozone in Ultrapure Water Systems.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.1002/admt.202202043 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-67990 BibTeX | RIS

Michelle Walther, Timo Jakobi, Steven James Watson, Gunnar Stevens: A systematic literature review about the consumers’ side of fake review detection – Which cues do consumers use to determine the veracity of online user reviews?.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.1016/j.chbr.2023.100278 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-66496 BibTeX | RIS

Jessica Rumpf, René Burger, Margit Schulze: Statistical evaluation of DPPH, ABTS, FRAP, and Folin-Ciocalteu assays to assess the antioxidant capacity of lignins.
PDF Download (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) doi:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2023.123470 PMID urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-66029 BibTeX | RIS


Rebecca Komp, Simone Kauffeld, Patrizia Ianiro-Dahm: Student Presenteeism in Digital Times—A Mixed Methods Approach.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.3390/ijerph192416982 PMID urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-65578 BibTeX | RIS

Dirk Grommes, Martin R. Schenk, Olaf Bruch, Dirk Reith: Initial Crystallization Effects in Coarse-Grained Polyethylene Systems After Uni- and Biaxial Stretching in Blow-Molding Cooling Scenarios.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.3390/polym14235144 PMID urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-65219 BibTeX | RIS

Alexander Kirfel, Tobias Scheer, Norbert Jung, Christoph Busch: Robust Identification and Segmentation of the Outer Skin Layers in Volumetric Fingerprint Data.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.3390/s22218229 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-65046 PMID BibTeX | RIS

Ernst Kruijff, Bernhard E. Riecke, Christina Trepkowski, Robert W. Lindeman: First insights in perception of feet and lower-body stimuli for proximity and collision feedback in 3D user interfaces.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.3389/frvir.2022.954587 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-64645 BibTeX | RIS

Christof Hammer, Sebastian Sporrer, Johannes Warmer, Peter Kaul, Ronald Thoelen, Norbert Jung: Algorithms for Automatic Data Validation and Performance Assessment of MOX Gas Sensor Data Using Time Series Analysis.
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Stefanie Meilinger: Research–Practice–Collaborations in Engineering: Commentary on “Research–Practice–Collaborations in International Sustainable Development and Knowledge Production—Reflections from a Political-Economic Perspective”.
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Argang Ghadiri, David-Lennart Sturz, Hadjar Mohajerzad: Associations between Health Education and Mental Health, Burnout, and Work Engagement by Application of Audiovisual Stimulation.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.3390/ijerph19159370 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-63788 PMID BibTeX | RIS

Katharina Behmer-Prinz, Alina Bergedieck, Kerstin Rosenow-Williams: Die Praxis der kommunalen Unterbringung von geflüchteten Menschen: Eine akteurszentrierte Analyse der Umsetzung von Schutzstandards zwischen 2015 und 2020.
PDF Download (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) doi:10.35998/huv-2022-0002 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-63263 BibTeX | RIS

Christine Kawa, Wim H. Gijselaers, Jan F. H. Nijhuis, Patrizia M. Ianiro-Dahm: Are You “Nudgeable”? Factors Affecting the Acceptance of Healthy Eating Nudges in a Cafeteria Setting.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.3390/ijerph19074107 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-61496 PMID BibTeX | RIS

Nicky Pouw, Katja Bender: The Poverty Reduction Effect of Social Protection: The Pros and Cons of a Multidisciplinary Approach.
PDF Download (CC BY 4.0) doi:10.1057/S41287-022-00505-5 urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-61386 BibTeX | RIS

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