Both the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the University of Potsdam impose the following criteria for funding articles from the publication fund:
- Applicants must be members of the University of Potsdam at the time of application and must contribute to the article either as "submitting author" or as "corresponding author".
- The selected journal will publish all articles immediately open access after publication. Furthermore, the journal meets the scientific quality criteria valid for the respective discipline. Excluded from funding are open access options for single articles in journals that are subject to subscription.
- The cost per article may not exceed € 2,000 (incl. VAT). Partial financing is currently not possible.
- The article funded appears in the current funding year.