Open Access Publications

Fraunhofer researchers publish an average of 10.000 papers a year. This includes journal articles, conference papers and conference material, books and book chapters, research reports, studies, and doctoral theses as well as annual reports, presentations and posters.

All publications are catalogued in Fraunhofer-Publica, the central bibliographic publication database.

All Open Access publications are also included in the Open Access repository Fraunhofer-ePrints.

Fraunhofer has set itself the goal of making as many of its publications Open Access. The Open Access Strategy 2020 sets out the first measures in pursuit of this objective.

Open Access gold

Open Access is about securing open and long-term access to research findings and scientific literature. It raises the profile of research findings, and thereby supports our innovation initiatives.

Open Access gold refers to a free-of-charge paper that is first published in a recognized, peer reviewed Open Access journal.

Since 2006, Fraunhofer researchers have published in more than 180 Open Access journals.

Open Access green

Open Access is about securing open and long-term access to research findings and scientific literature. It raises the profile of research findings, and thereby supports our innovation initiatives.

Open Access green refers to a free-of-charge, secondary publication on an institutional or specific platform either following, or in tandem with, the original restricted publication.

Of the roughly 80.000 publications authored by Fraunhofer researchers since 2006, around 11.000 publications have been re-published via the green road of Open Access. The proportion of second publications is steadily growing.

You can find a selection of the Fraunhofer Institutes’ latest Open Access publications here

Latest Fraunhofer gold Open Access publications

Latest Fraunhofer green Open Access publications

(on Fraunhofer-ePrints)

See also

Fraunhofer-Publica and -ePrints

The publication database and the publication repository of Fraunhofer

Open Access at Fraunhofer

Balance between science and business

Fraunhofer’s Open Access Strategy

Objectives and measures