Open Access Policy


Taking into account the importance of making scientific work available to society without barriers and understanding that the Internet is a fundamental instrument for global scientific dissemination, ing.grid is a journal committed to the principles of open science. 


ing.grid is hosted over the TUjournals service of the Technical University of Darmstadt, which signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities and extended an Open Access Policy to the whole university. It aims to share the results of scientific work conducted at the university with society. The university understands that the long-term availability of human knowledge should not depend on economic interests.


Having this statement in mind, it is crucial that all parts involved in this process embrace these principles and help create an environment in which scientific publishing can be sustainable, interactive, and transparent.


All journals under the TUjournals service are classified as Diamond OA journals. Authors do not pay article processing charges. All content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Authors retain the copyright and full publishing rights of their articles without restrictions. 


Long-term preservation of the manuscripts is guaranteed through TUprints, an institutional repository maintained by TU Darmstadt. These entries are automatically transferred to the German National Library.


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Licensing Terms

To publish at ing.grid, authors should choose a CC-BY licence for their work. This licence allows the journal and its publications to hold on to the principles of open science.

All published material will have the licensing terms indicated. Authors can opt for these CC-BY licences:


- CC BY 4.0

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the licence, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so reasonably, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the licence permits.
- CC BY-SA 4.0

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the licence, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so reasonably, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same licence as the original. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the licence permits.