Research & publish

The NTNM library provides information on infrastructures and services to support the research and publication process for interested scientific academics.

    Open Access

    One of the key priorities for scientific academics is to have their results published; this is the only way in which to have their work and findings known and appreciated in the scientific community. For a long time, publication in print media and in closed access material, whether as journal articles, books or contributions to anthologies, was the only option for permanently recording and circulating scientific information. Today, Open Access offers you new publication opportunities.

    Repositories & Preprint Servers

    Institutional Repositories

    • LeibnizOpen
      LeibnizOpen offers you central access to freely available digital publications from academics at the Leibniz Association. The platform includes references of Open Access publications from academics at all Leibniz institutes and makes the full text directly accessible.
    • SciDok – The Saarland University Knowledge Server
      The SciDok Open Access server allows members of the university to publish their scientific work. Via SciDok, Saarland University supports publishing using both Open Access routes: the initial publication via the gold route and parallel publication via the green route.
    • INM publication database
      The INM publication database has been referencing the publications of all INM academics since the institute was founded in 1987.

    Subject-specific Preprint Servers

    • arXiv: Preprint Server for physics, mathematics, information technology. Since 1991
    • bioRxiv: Preprint Server for biology. Since 2013
    • AgriXiv: Preprint Server for agricultural sciences. Since 2016
    • ChemRxiv: Preprint Server for chemistry. Since 2016
    • engrXiv: Preprint Server for Engineering Sciences. Since 2016
    Digital Object Identifier: DOI Service

    More and more academics are publishing their research results and data electronically. Persistent identifiers, e.g. a Digital Object Identifier (DOI for short), ensure that these electronic publications and research data can be clearly and permanently found, and therefore cited. For members of academic institutions within Germany, DOIs are assigned free of charge.

    Assigning bodies

    Open Researcher and Contributor ID: ORCID

    Clear attribution of authorship to an author’s own publications and data is one of the biggest challenges facing publication management in science. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a non-proprietary, numeric code that aims to guarantee clear identification of scientific authors and their works.
    The DFG [German Research Foundation], together with the ORCID DE project, supports the distribution of Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCID) in universities and non-university research institutions throughout Germany.

    More information::
    To apply for an ORCID: