Hogrefe OpenMind – Our Open Access Program

Learn more about Open Access, Hogrefe OpenMind and our publishing models. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Open Access in all our journals. We call it OpenMind!

Picture of Dr. G.-Jürgen Hogrefe, CEO of the Hogrefe Publishing Group.
Dr. G.-Jürgen Hogrefe

"The Hogrefe Publishing Group has been publishing scientific literature for over 70 years. In doing so, we have always seen ourselves as part of the scientific world for which and with which we publish. Our common goal is the sustainable and highest possible visibility and distribution of the content that our authors entrust to us. In line with this goal and considering the academic world's increasing interest in open access, we offer open access publishing in addition to the traditional publishing model in all our journals. We have called this OpenMind!"

  • Open Access Funding for Authors at German Institutions
  • Publication models
  • Hogrefe OpenMind - How it works
  • For libraries and subscribers

Open Access Funding for Authors at German Institutions

More than 100 institutions are participating in an agreement for the Open Access transformation of the Hogrefe PsyJOURNALS. This enables you as an author to publish open access in the journals without having to pay an APC (Article Publication Charge) yourself. Also included in the agreement is access to the approximately 24,000 previously published articles in the PsyJOURNALS database. In a FAQ for authors, we have summarized the most important points for open access publication with a list of participating institutions for you.

Publication models

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 basic article fee paid by you as author or your funding body.

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).

With Hogrefe OpenMind you have the choice. Below you can find more information.

If you work at one of the more than 100 participating institutions of the Open Access Transformation Agreement in Germany, you as an author will be able to publish Open Access without having to pay an APC (Article Publication Charge) yourself. Further information can be found here (German).

Hogrefe OpenMind - How it works

Once your article has been accepted by the journal’s editorial team for publication, it enters the production process. During this process, you will be sent galley proofs to approve the paper for publication and will be asked to sign a Publication Release form. At this point you will be given the option of having the paper published (a) using the traditional, subscription-based model or (b) as part of Hogrefe’s open access program, OpenMind.

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.

Open Access fee

With open access publication, you the author or your funding body will be asked to pay a one-time article fee of €2,500 or US $3,000, depending on where you are located (€ for Europe, US $ 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 may also be accepted under some circumstances – please ask your Hogrefe contact person or production editor.)

This one-time-only article fee 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 our online journal platform, 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.

Here you can access the order form for open access publication. Please complete the form and email it to us.

For libraries and subscribers

How much open access content is published in any journal is a decision made by the authors. As the title of our new 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 will carefully monitor uptake of the new 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 will be marked as such in both the print and the online versions of the journals, and so you will easily be able to check the amount of non-open access content.