With our OpenMind program, you can publish open access in all our journals. You can find out more here.
Publishing and distributing a journal article involves expenses at all stages during the review and publication process – these may start with expenses for the editorial office or online peer-review system and go right through copy-editing, typesetting, data preparation, online reference linking, printing and mailing of print issues, to hosting and archiving. In the traditional publishing model, journal subscriptions cover these expenses. With open access publication, they are covered by means of a one-time fee paid by you as author or your funding body (Article Publication Charge).
Whichever publishing option you choose, your article will be treated the same way by Hogrefe and by the editorial team of the journal in which it is published. All articles will be peer-reviewed in the usual manner. The decision to accept or reject articles is made before you choose which form of publication you want. All accepted papers will be professionally produced and published both in print and in electronic versions of the journal. Every article will be given a DOI and registered with CrossRef.
More information can be found in our Brief glossary of electronic publishing.
Traditional, Subscription-Based Publication
Your article is published in the traditional manner, available to journal subscribers online and in print and to anyone worldwide by "pay per view".
Open Access Publication
Your article will be published with immediate open access, so that it is accessible online, free of charge, to anyone who wishes to read it (it will also appear in the print journal).
After acceptance by the editors, your article will go into production and you will receive information about how you can choose between open access publication or the traditional publication model.
Whichever publication model you choose, your article will be handled in the same way by Hogrefe and by the editors of the journal in which it is to be published.
Open Access fee
With open access publication, you the author or your funding body will be asked to pay a one-time article publication charge (APC) of €2,500 or US $3,000, depending on where you are located (US $ for USA and Canada, € for rest of the world; VAT may be applicable for authors located in the EU). You will be asked to provide credit card details when you return the open access form. The article fee will be debited from your card before the article is published. (Official institutional purchase orders are also accepted – please ask your Hogrefe contact person or production editor.)
This one-time fee or APC means that your article will be freely available online, with open access to anyone, anywhere in the world, at any time. It also means that you, the author are immediately free to archive or deposit the article permanently in whichever repository you wish. The article will be available electronically via Hogrefe eContent, and any reader will be able to search, download, archive, and distribute it (provided this is for non-commercial purposes).
Creative Commons license
To ensure that a user - regardless of the further use of your article - respects your rights as an author, you can choose from the following Creative Commons licenses:
The Hogrefe OpenMind license has also been held for a long time, which is identical to the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License version 3.0. The full version of the license has also been published as an open access article.
How much open access content is published in any journal is a decision made by the authors. As the title of our optional open access program indicates, we have an open mind as to what business model is used to cover the costs of producing and distributing a journal. Transformative models make the portfolio complete.
We carefully monitor uptake of the open access model. If the amount of non-open access content in a journal decreases significantly, we will re-examine and adjust subscription prices accordingly.
All papers that are published as open access articles are marked as such in both the print and the online versions of the journals, and so you can easily check the amount of non-open access content.
If you work at one of the 100+ institutions in Germany participating in our Open Access Transformative Agreement, you as the author are able to publish open access without needing to pay an APC (Article Publication Charge) yourself. Further information can be found here.