Recommendations for Scientists

Publish Gold (e.g. DESY Publication) or Green OA

  • Always put fulltexts into PUBDB (too)
  • ArXiv or Websites is NOT sufficient ( … but use ZMS-plugin for Websites)
  • When applying for grants include OA funding

Retain your rights

  • Publisher needs only „non-exclusive rights to publish“
  • CC-BY for best re-usability

Consider publishing Software via Zenodo (https://zenodo.org/) (and make a record in PUBDB)

Data publication:

  • Small Data Sets (e.g. ~MB) via PUBDB
  • Media Data Sets (e.g. ~GB) via e.g. Zenodo (and Metadata in PUBDB)
  • Large Data Sets (e.g. ~TB - ~PB): Contact IT & Library