One important step that unites all researchers is the publication of their research results. Often described as the most difficult part of the process, the publication should be a carefully planned and well-executed strategy. There are numerous ways to publish research results. What is essential is the publication in a scientific journal involving a peer review process. Through that process, a scientific paper is subjected to a quality assurance procedure conducted by independent reviewers from the same field. The process is of high importance in today’s science and academia when it comes to checking the suitability of a scientific paper and ensuring the quality of scientific publications. At the Open Institute researchers have the opportunity to publish scientific papers in the Institute‘s in-house journal CHANCE. There is a journal available for each of the five departments:

  • Business, Management & Law

  • Medicine, Health & Social Science

  • Humanities

  • Engineering & IT

  • Media, Communications & Culture

In addition, researchers can publish their latest scientific findings which they present at the scientific events taking place at the Open Institute in a conference proceeding.

What is more, the Open Institute also provides the possibility of publishing larger research works such as doctoral theses, habilitation treatises, or monographs as individual publications. Excellent Bachelor’s and Master’s theses too can be published, provided that they have an empirical design and highlight new scientific insights.

The Open Institute offers first-class services for all publications, including not only the issuing of printed books and e-books, but also registration of books using an ISBN number, registration of books in the German catalogue of all deliverable books (Verzeichnis Lieferbarer Bücher, VLB), and listing as well as physical placement at the National Library. Moreover, extensive marketing measures such as presenation of the book on the Open Institute‘s website and social media, as well as listing and placement of up to ten book copies in university libraries are taken. The latter may ensure authors the disbursement of the one-time royalty from secondary rights of exploitation of academic texts. Also ensured is the publication‘s inventory management for a period of two years and in the event of high demand, even beyond. Lastly, each author will receive the requested number of printed author copies in accordance with the agreements made.

The opportunities and services for publications at the Open Institute speak for themselves: They present an outstanding possibility for authors of academic texts to position themselves in the professional and scientific sphere while gaining a corresponding reputation and thus being able to lay the groundwork for a strong career.