Frontiers and University of Duisburg-Essen form open access publishing agreement

We are delighted to announce that University of Duisburg-Essen (Universität Duisburg-Essen) has established an institutional membership agreement for open access publishing with Frontiers.

The University Library of the University of Duisburg-Essen supports its researchers in making their research more widely available. As part of this support, the University of Duisburg-Essen has entered an institutional agreement with Frontiers. Under the terms of this agreement, eligible authors from the University of Duisburg-Essen may publish in any Frontiers journal at no cost to them and with a simplified process.

Eligible authors will benefit from a streamlined invoicing process, managed directly between Frontiers and the Open Access team at the Library of the University of Duisburg-Essen, relieving authors of the responsibility of payment. Furthermore, the University of Duisburg-Essen and its Library will benefit from a discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) for articles covered by this agreement.

This agreement will further encourage University of Duisburg-Essen authors to publish open access, increasing uptake of open access to the results of mostly publicly funded research, to the benefit of the scholarly community and the public at large, while reducing costs.

Information for authors:

To submit your article under this institutional agreement, please select University of Duisburg-Essen’ as institutional payer in the invoice section when submitting your article. Frontiers will then verify your eligibility with the University of Duisburg-Essen, and if confirmed, the APC will be paid by the University of Duisburg-Essen upon acceptance.

For information on whether your article is eligible under this agreement, or if you require any further details, please visit Open Access e-publications or contact

For information on Frontiers’ institutional agreements please visit our institutional memberships page or contact to discuss the possibilities for your organisation.

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