Greater support for Open Access at Mainz University
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) recently issued a policy paper entitled "Open Access Policy at JGU" committing itself to providing greater support for open-access publications. JGU considers Open Access to be a forward-looking alternative to traditional publication formats and an essential prerequisite for the free exchange of knowledge in virtual research environments. Open Access is therefore an integral part of Mainz University's institutional strategy.
In addition to a new open-access publishing fund and service offerings, the university library recently launched a platform for the publication of open-access journals.