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We advise members of the Berlin University Alliance on all aspects of scientific publishing. The scholar-led publication services are aligned with the standards of open science, cover a broad spectrum, and are independent of BerlinUP's publication services.


If you have any questions about publishing, please contact us: beratung@berlin-universities-publishing.de

Open access publishing

There are several ways to publish according to the criteria of open access. We offer an initial overview and support you in planning your individual publication strategy.

Finding a suitable book publisher

We show you what is important when choosing a publisher.

Finding a suitable journal

There are several tools available for selecting a journal for your article.

Finding a suitable repository

You can publish preprints, postprints, or secondary publications in disciplinary or institutional repositories. We give you tips for the selection.

Creative Commons licences

Besides free access, open access also means that scholarly literature can be used as freely as possible. Creative Commons licences have become established for this purpose. We help with the selection of a licence.


An ORCID iD ensures that you can be uniquely identified as an author. This makes it easier for research institutions, publishers, publication systems, and funding agencies to accurately attribute your research output. Additionally, you can specify affiliations, publications, and research projects, as well as link other profiles and websites.

Authorship and affiliation

For publications and other research results, you indicate your name for authorship, as well as the name of your institution(s), the so-called affiliation. We provide instructions on how to indicate the affiliation correctly.

Publishing a dissertation

Are you faced with the question of how to publish your dissertation? We describe the publication options.

Self-archiving (secondary publication)

Making closed-access publications freely accessible? That's possible—through self-archiving (green open access)! Self-archiving improves the visibility, accessibility, and long-term archiving of a publication.


Bibliometrics is the quantitative analysis of scientific output and its impact. In many situations, scientists come into contact with bibliometrics. We'll show you what to look out for.

Finding a title, an abstract and keywords for a publication

A requirement for good discoverability of publications is proper metadata. As authors have control over the title, summary and keywords of a publication, they should therefore choose these carefully.