Hogrefe OpenMind – Our Open Access Program

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

  • Publication models
  • How it works
  • Hogrefe OpenMind License
  • Your road to open access
  • For libraries and subscribers

Publication models

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)

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".

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, 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.

Here you can access the order form for publication release (open access publication). Please fill out this form and send it by email to your colleagues.

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. 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.

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, and hosting and archiving of electronic data. In the traditional publishing model, journal subscriptions cover these expenses. 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). This fee is in the range that international experience has shown to be needed to cover the costs of the open access publication process. 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). In order to ensure that, no matter what others do with it, the article will continue to be attributed to you, its distribution and use will be covered by what we call the Hogrefe OpenMind License, which is identical to the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License Version 3.0.

Alternatively, you may choose one of the following Creative Commons licenses:

Hogrefe OpenMind License

The Hogrefe OpenMind License is based on and identical to the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License Version 3.0. (The full Hogrefe OpenMind license has also been published as an open access article.)

This means that readers and you are free

  • To Share — to copy, distribute, and transmit the work
  • To Remix — to adapt the work

Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder. Nothing in the license impairs or restricts the author’s moral rights.

Alternatively, you may choose one of the following Creative Commons licenses:

Your road to open access

by Dr. G.-Jürgen Hogrefe
CEO and Publisher, Hogrefe Publishing Group

We in the Hogrefe group have been publishing literature for the scientific and professional community for many decades and several generations. We have always tried to be close to – or even part of – the scientific, academic and professional communities with whom and for whom we publish, and at the same time have always had an open mind about how the information and research that we publish can be disseminated. In keeping with this, and with the increasing interest of the academic community in open access publishing models, I am pleased to announce that we can now offer authors of papers that have been accepted for publication in any of our journals a choice:

  • Open Access Publication
    Your article will be published with immediate open access, so that it is freely accessible online to anyone who wishes to read it (it will also appear in the print journal)
  • Traditional, Subscription-Based Publication
    Your article is published in the traditional manner, available to journal subscribers online and in print and to readers worldwide by pay-per-view

As most readers will be aware, publishing and distributing a journal article involves expenses at all stages during the review and publication process – these may start with costs of editorial office or online peer-review system and go right through copy-editing, typesetting, data preparation, online linking, hosting, and archiving. In the more traditional publishing model, journal subscriptions and online licenses cover these expenses. With open access publication, you the author or your funding body will be asked to pay a basic article fee to to cover the costs of the open access publication process.

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. We will carefully monitor uptake of the new open access model. If the amount of non-open access content in a journal decreases significantly as a result of the OpenMind program, 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.