Open Access Policy

Open Access Policy of TUHH

The presidium of the TUHH has decided on 3/20/2013 that Open Access should be a strategical aim of TUHH. The Library Committee of the TUHH recommended in November 2012:

The TUHH encourages her members to publish in Open Access publications. These publications are therefore freely accessible, unless there are explicit agreements with publishers.

Publishing with open access increases the visibility of your research and of the Hamburg University of Technology!

Elements of the TUHH Open Access strategy:


If your article is not published in an open access journals, then ensure your right on self-archiving!

If you do not publish in open access journals, please ensure the open access right to publish the postprint of your article on the institutional repository of the TUHH. Your individual contract with the publisher should include the following passage:

Die TU Hamburg-Harburg erhält das Recht, den Inhalt des Artikels mit dem Zeitpunkt seines Erscheinens (alternativ 3 oder 6 Monate nach Erscheinen des Artikels) der Öffentlichkeit über das Internet oder in sonstiger Form frei zugänglich zu machen.

The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) shall be entitled to make the contents of the article freely accessible to the general public on the internet or in some other form at the time of publication (alternatively 3 or 6 months after the article’s publication).