The university library will contribute a flat rate amount to Open Access book publication fees, up to a maximum of 4.201, 68 € (net)/5.000 € (gross). All eligible invoices up to this amount will be paid by the library in full, with no author contribution. Funding is not limited to Book Processing Charges (BPCs) under a certain threshold. Provided you can cover the excess amount yourselves, you can request funding towards BPCs above 4.201, 68 € (net)/5.000 € (gross).For example, if your book fulfils the eligibility criteria and your BPC is 7.900 € (net)/9.401 € (gross), the library will pay your invoice in full, subtract the flat rate of 5.000 € and invoice you the remaining 4.401 €.
Books of special relevance such as textbooks or books containing outstanding research might be funded fully by the library (in collaboration with other university funding bodies) even if BPCs exceed 5000 €. Please contact us in any case regardless of the amount of your BPC.
Please complete all mandatory fields so that we can vet your invoice:
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Only submit this form if you are the author of the book (monograph) or the editor of the book (multi-author volume)!
If your fee is in a foreign currency, please take into account today’s exchange rate and 19% German VAT.
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Details of author participation
The University Library usually transfers the full invoice amount first so that the publisher receives his or her money quickly. If the publisher's invoice exceeds € 4201.68 net or € 5,000 gross, the University Library will usually then invoice the author for the difference on top.
If the university hospital finances this possible difference, then it usually needs a copy of the original publisher's invoice as well as the first page of the publication/publisher's PDF, a copy of the acknowledgements mentioned in the publication (if these are not evident on the first page) and the yellow allonge for cost reimbursement. If you have any questions, please contact the responsible third-party funding officer (Department of Research Funding).
In the following text field, please provide us with the corresponding or a different address, for example your private address, should the possible difference be financed privately:
The information submitted via the form will only be processed to answer your request. If your publication does not meet the eligibility criteria, the email automatically generated by submission of the form will be deleted immediately. If the publication is eligible for funding, this email and the information it contains will be deleted after a maximum period of 10 years (regulations according to the Drittes Buch des Handelsgesetzbuchs über Buchführung, Inventar und Aufbewahrung). For further information on user-data storage and processing please see FAU’s data protection policy