Publication Fund

The University of Greifswald introduced the Publication Fund on the 01/01/2018, which is mainly funded by the DFG, and can be used by its members to cover publication fees for articles to appear in Open Access journals.

1.1. Funding Requirements
  • The publication must be in a real Open Access journal, which applies recognised, strict quality-assurance procedures in the respective subject area.
  • The publication fee (APC) does not exceed 2,000 euros (incl. 19% VAT), i.e. € 1,680 before tax. Partial financing of higher publication costs is not possible. If your aspected APCs exceed 2,000 euros, please contact the Open Access Officer Stefanie Bollin.
  • The ‘submitting author’ or ‘corresponding author’ is a member of the University of Greifswald.
  • The publication fee cannot be covered by departmental or external funds.
  • The maximum grant per author per year amounts to 2,000 euros. If sufficient funds are still available on the cut-off date (1st September), funding that exceeds the usual maximum grant amount can be granted under specific circumstances.
  • If the costs are being covered by funding, the grant (incl. project no.) must be mentioned in the article.
    Example for German text: "Die Open-Access-Publikationskosten wurden gefördert durch die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, 393148499) und den Open-Access-Publikationsfonds der Universität Greifswald."
    Example for English text: "We acknowledge support for the Article Processing Charge from the DFG  (German Research Foundation, 393148499) and the Open Access Publication Fund of the University of Greifswald."
  • The funded publication will also be stored in the University Library’s repository
1.2. Current Expenditure

Funds still available for 2019
for University Medicine Greifswald € 2,085.54
for the University of Greifswald: € 4,145.09

24 articles have been earmarked for 2019 (12 for the Medicine, 12 for the University).

In view of the high level of expenditure currently only applications from junior scientists are accepted. Other researchers can be put on a waiting list and in the forth quarter, should the fund be underutilized due to too long peer review times or rejections, be granted belatedly.

In accordance with the funding criteria and the distribution key, the requests are processed in the order of submission.

1.3. Earmarking Function

This allows you to earmark your publication for funding through the Publication Fund. This is recommended in particular, if it is clear that it will take a long time before the article is accepted for publication by the publisher. After the article has been accepted by the publisher, you will need to submit the usual application form.
The status of the earmarked publications will be requested on the 1st September. The earmark will be removed if the articles have not been submitted by that date.

Earmarks [de]

1.4. Invoice Details

Please provide the publisher with the following invoice address:

Author (= submitting author)
Universität Greifswald or Universitätsmedizin Greifswald
Road name & no.
17489 Greifswald

Foreign invoices also require the University of Greifswald’s VAT identification number (VAT: DE 137 584 813) or, if applicable, that of University Medicine Greifswald (VAT: DE 227 825 354) and the VAT no. of the publisher. The invoice amount must be indicated as a net amount.

1.5. Application Form

Please fill in the application form [de]. Applications may only be submitted if the publisher has agreed to publish the article or an invoice has been received. If this is not yet the case, you can use the earmark function.
Once your application has been checked, you will receive an answer within one week.

1.6. Distribution Key according to Faculties

The Open Access Publication Fund should encourage scholars from all subject areas to publish articles in Open Access journals. That’s why the funds are spread across the faculties.
The distribution key is based on the analysis of the number of publications in 2015 and 2016 and is updated annually according to the current publication numbers and after consultation with the faculties.

Distribution key for the University of Greifswald’s Open Access Publication Fund [de]

Irrespective of the proportion of publications, the funds should cover at least 2 Open Access articles per faculty per year. If a faculty’s quota has not been fully used by the cut-off day on the 1st September, the funds will be released for the other faculties.

1.7. Funded Articles
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Maaß, Sandra; Otto, Andreas; Albrecht, Dirk; Riedel, Katharina; Trautwein-Schult, Anke; Becher, Dörte (2018): Proteomic Signatures of Clostridium difficile Stressed with Metronidazole, Vancomycin, or Fidaxomicin. In: Cells 7 (11). DOI:

Surur, Abdrrahman S.; Beirow, Kristin; Bock, Christian; Schulig, Lukas; Kindermann, Markus K.; Bodtke, Anja et al. (2019): Flupirtine Analogues: Explorative Synthesis and Influence of Chemical Structure on KV7.2/KV7.3 Channel Opening Activity. In: ChemistryOpen 8 (1), S. 41-44. DOI:

Hosang, Thomas J; Fischer, Rico; Pomp, Jennifer; Liepelt, Roman (2018): Dual-Tasking in the Near-Hand Space: Effects of Stimulus-Hand Proximity on Between-Task Shifts in the Psychological Refractory Period Paradigm. In: Front. Psychol. 9, S. 1035. DOI:

Martens, Ulrike; Huebner, Torsten; Ulrichs, Henning; Reimer, Oliver; Kuschel, Timo; Tamming, Ronnie R. et al. (2018): Anomalous Nernst effect and three-dimensional temperature gradients in magnetic tunnel junctions. In: Commun Phys 1 (1), S. 391. DOI:

Ranjan, Amit; Scholz, Julia; Semmler, Torsten; Wieler, Lothar H.; Ewers, Christa; Müller, Stefanie et al. (2018): ESBL-plasmid carriage in E. coli enhances in vitro bacterial competition fitness and serum resistance in some strains of pandemic sequence types without overall fitness cost. In: Gut pathogens 10, S. 24 DOI:

Trautwein-Schult, Anke; Maaß, Sandra; Plate, Kristina; Otto, Andreas; Becher, Dörte (2018): A Metabolic Labeling Strategy for Relative Protein Quantification in Clostridioides difficile. In: Frontiers in microbiology 9, S. 2371. DOI:

Hildebrandt, Andrea; Kaltwasser, Laura; Mikac, Una; Busko, Vesna (2018): Corrigendum: No Robust Association between Static Makers of Testosterone and Facets of Socio-Economic Decision Making. In: Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience 12, p. 32. DOI:


Hoffmann, Christoph G.; Savigny, Christian von (2019): Indications for a potential synchronization between the phase evolution of the Madden-Julian oscillation and the solar 27-day cycle. In: Atmos. Chem. Phys. 19 (7), S. 4235-4256. DOI:

Kreyling, Juergen; Puechmaille, Sébastian J.; Malyshev, Andrey V.; Valladares, Fernando (2019): Phenotypic plasticity closely linked to climate at origin and resulting in increased mortality under warming and frost stress in a common grass. In: Ecology and evolution 9 (3), S. 1344-1352. DOI:

Wendt, Julia; Lischke, Alexander; Pahnke, Rike; König, Jörg; Homuth, Georg; Hamm, Alfons O. (2018): COMTVal158Met Genotype Affects Complex Emotion Recognition in Healthy Men and Women. In: Frontiers in neuroscience 12, S. 100. DOI:

Lischke, Alexander; Weippert, Matthias; Mau-Moeller, Anett; Päschke, Stefanie; Jacksteit, Robert; Hamm, Alfons O.; Pahnke, Rike (2018): Sex-specific Associations Between Inter-Individual Differences in Heart Rate Variability and Inter-Individual Differences in Emotion Regulation. In: Frontiers in neuroscience 12, S. 1040. DOI:

Lischke, Alexander; Pahnke, Rike; Mau-Moeller, Anett; Junge, Martin; Wendt, Julia; Weymar, Mathias; Hamm, Alfons O. (2018): Oral Contraceptives Impair Complex Emotion Recognition in Healthy Women. In: Frontiers in neuroscience 12, S. 1041. DOI:

Savigny, Christian von; Peters, Dieter H.W.; Entzian, Günther (2019): Solar 27-day signature in standard phase height measurements above central Europe. In: Atmos. Chem. Phys. 19(3), S. 2079-2093. DOI:

Sievers, Susanne; Metzendorf, Nicole G.; Dittmann, Silvia; Troitzsch, Daniel; Gast, Viola; Tröger, Sophie Marlen et al. (2019): Differential View on the Bile Acid Stress Response of Clostridioides difficile. In: Frontiers in microbiology 10, S. 258. DOI:

Jürgen, Britta; Trung, Nguyen Thanh; Hung, Nguyen Minh; Thuan, Nguyen Huy; Canh, Nguyen Xuan; Schweder, Thomas (2019): An auto-inducible phosphate-controlled expression system of Bacillus licheniformis. In: BMC biotechnology 19(1), S. 3. DOI:

Hildebrandt, Jan-Peter; Ziesemer, Sabine; Möller, Nils; Nitsch, Andreas; Müller, Christian; Beule, Achim G. (2019): Sphingomyelin Depletion from Plasma Membranes of Human Airway Epithelial Cells Completely Abrogates the Deleterious Actions of S. aureus Alpha-Toxin. In: Toxins 11(2). DOI:

University Medicine

Salloch, Sabine; Apitz, Birgit; Wilkesmann, Maximiliane; Ruiner, Caroline (2018): Locum physicians' professional ethos. A qualitative interview study from Germany. In: BMC health services research 18 (1), p. 333. DOI:


Ulbricht, Sabina; Gross, Stefan; Brammen, Eva; Weymar, Franziska; John, Ulrich; Meyer, Christian; Dörr, Marcus (2018): Effect of blood pressure and total cholesterol measurement on risk prediction using the Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE). In: BMC cardiovascular disorders 18 (1), p. 84. DOI:


Holtfreter, Birte; Göhler, André; Samietz, Stefanie; Schmidt, Carsten Oliver; Kocher, Thomas; Steinmetz, Ivo (2018): Comparison of Oral Microbe Quantities from Tongue Samples and Subgingival Pockets. In: International Journal of Dentistriy 2018 (7402), p. 1-10. DOI:


John, Ulrich; Hanke, Monika; Freyer-Adam, Jennis (2018): Health Risk Behavior Patterns in a National Adult Population Survey. In: International Journal of environmental research and public health 15 (5). DOI:


Teumer, Alexander (2018): Common Methods for Performing Mendelian Randomization. In: Front. Cardiovasc. Med. 5, S. 1076. DOI:


Rauch, Bernhard; Ungefroren, Hendrik; Gieseler, Frank; Kaufmann, Roland; Settmacher, Utz; Lehnert, Hendrik (2018): Signaling Crosstalk of TGF-ß/ALK5 and PAR2/PAR1. A Complex Regulatory Network Controlling Fibrosis and Cancer. In: IJMS 19 (6), S. 1568. DOI:


Krause, Kristian; Bischof, Anja; Lewin, Silvia; Guertler, Diana; Rumpf, Hans-Jürgen; John, Ulrich; Meyer, Christian (2018): Explaining the relation between pathological gambling and depression. Rumination as an underlying common cause. In: Journal of behavioral addictions 7 (2), S. 384-391. DOI:


Podewils, Felix von; Domin, Martin; Bartels, Sabine; Geithner, Julia; Wang, Zhong I.; Runge, Uwe; Grothe, Matthias et al. (2018): Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Shows Potential Structural White Matter Abnormalities. A TBSS Study. In: Front. Neurol. 9, S. 449. DOI:


Ittermann, Till; Feig, Martin A.; Petersmann, Astrid; Radke, Dörte; Greinacher, Andreas; Völzke, Henry; Thiele, Thomas (2019): Mean platelet volume is more important than age for defining reference intervals of platelet counts. In: PloS one 14(3), e0213658. DOI:

Lotze, Martin; Domin, Martin; Gerlach, Florian H.; Gaser, Christian; Lueders, Eileen; Schmidt, Carsten O.; Neumann, Nicola (2019): Novel findings from 2,838 Adult Brains on Sex Differences in Gray Matter Brain Volume. In: Scientific reports 9 (1), S. 1671. DOI:

Grothe, Matthias; Strauss, Sebastian; Lotze, Martin; Flöel, Agnes; Domin, Martin (2019): Changes in Interhemispheric Motor Connectivity Across the Lifespan: A Combined TMS and DTI Study. In: Frontiers in aging neuroscience 11, S. 12. DOI:

Tost, Frank; Schmidt, Patrick; Kempin, Robert; Langner, Sönke; Beule, Achim; Kindler, Stefan; Koppe, Thomas et al. (2019): Association of anthropometric markers with globe position: A population-based MRI study. In: PloS one 14(2), e0211817. DOI:

80 % of the Publication Fund is financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, project no. 393148499). The remaining 20 % is funded by the University of Greifswald and University Medicine Greifswald. 

Stefanie Bollin
Open Access Officer at University Library Greifswald

Campus Beitzplatz

Felix-Hausdorff-Straße 10
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1530