Berlin Universities Publishing

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Consortium · Germany

Berlin Universities Publishing

Christina Riesenweber, BerlinUP coordinator

Program Overview

Berlin Universities Publishing (BerlinUP) is an academic, non-commercial Open Access publisher for all disciplinary foci of the Berlin research landscape. Publishing with BerlinUP does not require a high level of funding for individual scientists or research projects. BerlinUP deliberately sets itself apart from profit-oriented, commercial publishers and strives for a publication model that is free of charge for authors and readers in the sense of Diamond Open Access.
  • Publishing activities began: 2022
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 2 - Early
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: German; English; others

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Organization (e.g., non-profit association, library consortia) that provides or supports library publishing activities on behalf of its library members
  • Advisory/editorial board: Yes
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 6
  • Individual people: 7
  • Funding sources: Grants; library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Journals
  • Monographs

Monograph/Book Publishing:
  • Monographs published: 1
  • Peer-reviewed: 1


Top Publications:
  • Engage with Fungi (monograph)


  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: Yes
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g., local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • data
  • images
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • OJS

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • DOI distribution
  • analytics
  • contract/license preparation
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • metadata


Adopted Policies:
COPE OASPA UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals German Research Council European Research Council AG Universitätsverlage Association of European University Presses