Open Access to scientific literature and research data has significant advantages for researchers as well as
for society as a whole. Researchers might gain from increased citation rates and from higher visibility of their
research outputs, while researchers as well as the public benefit from a better accessibility of scientific
literature and data. Increasingly, funding organisations such as the European Commission in the context of
Horizon 2020-funded projects or the 16 national and international members of “Plan S” demand that
publications that result from projects funded by them are made openly accessible.
The poster outlines the different ways of publishing text and data in Open Access. After a brief overview of
reasons for publishing Open Access, it points out different routes for publishing texts in Open Access (in
Open-Access-Journals or self-archiving) and major aspects for FAIR and open data publication.