Open Access Publishing at HTWK Leipzig

The HTWK Library provides information on Open Access and offers services to support researchers in the publishing process such as:

  • advisory service and training
  • options for funding Open Access publications
  • publishing on the repository Qucosa


HTWK Leipzig Open Access Representative: Astrid Schiemichen (

OA-HVerlag: Open Access University Press

The OA-HVerlag research project was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) from 2018 to 2020. The aim of the project was to construct and develop a media-neutral, sustainable, and cost- and staff-efficient publishing workflow for the production and dissemination of OA monographs. The results were published in the handbook “Open Access Publication Workflow for Academic Books: A Handbook for Colleges and Universities”.

Currently, the OA-HVerlag is supervised by students as part of their bachelor studies in publishing technology. As part of this, the project team publishes a monthly Open Access newsletter.

Research project:
Handbook: DOI 10.33968/9783966270175-00

Twitter: @OAHVerlag

OA-STRUKTKOMM: Open Access Structured Communication

The research team of OA-STRUKTKOMM deals with the question of how data exchange between individual actors and systems of Open Access publishing can be made more robust and compatible. In addition to the development of a communication structure for systems involved in the workflow, the further development of an out-of-the-box publication server is taking place. Furthermore, in order to establish the present Open Access workflow model, knowledge transfer will be realized in order to support university publishers in deciding on individually suitable workflow strategies.


Twitter: @oa_struktkomm


Citizen Science Agri-Photovoltaik at HTWK Leipzig

The HTWK Leipzig, Faculty of Engineering, offers interested school students the opportunity to actively research the topic of agri-photovoltaics. For example in the form of:

  • Internship (1-2 weeks)
  • BeLL (every fortnight)
  • GTA (every fortnight)

The offer is funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung as part of the Our Common Future programme.


Interested students, teachers and parents can contact Mathias Rudolph or Julian Hofbauer (,