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DFG project launched at Freie Universität Berlin and University of Cologne - joint funding as part of KOALA Social Sciences starting 2023

The DFG project "Open Gender Journal - Expansion Grant", launched in summer 2022, is currently working on making the Open Gender Journal sustainable in the long term and further establishing it as an attractive, interdisciplinary journal for intersectional gender research. The Open Gender Journal has already reached an important milestone: the journal launched in 2023 will receive funding within the framework of "KOALA Social Sciences 2023". The KOALA project of the German National Library of Science and Technology has set up a collaborative funding scheme in which 70 institutions are participating. In this way, it enables journals to adopt an open access model that is also free of charge for authors.
The DFG project aims to initiate concrete processes for the further development of the journal and, if possible, to prepare it in such a way that other journals can also use it. This concerns the quality assurance of the journal, its governance and the Open Gender Collections, among other things. The project team is also developing workflows for monitoring journal activities and will address the question of how research data can be referenced in articles in line with FAIR principles. Finally, another focus is public relations. In the coming year a newsletter will provide regular information about current new publications and calls of the Open Gender Journal, among other things.
The DFG project "Open Gender Journal - Expansion Grant" is funded within the framework of the DFG funding program "Infrastructures for Scholarly Publishing" in the priority area "Digital Publishing". The joint project between the University of Cologne and the Free University of Berlin is led by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Völker (University of Cologne) and Prof. Dr. Martin Lücke (FU Berlin). The research assistants, Sabrina Schotten (FU) and Sara Tewelde-Negassi (UzK) are responsible for the implementation of the project goals, supported by Kai Münch (FU) and Jule Schabernack (UzK). Dr. Kathrin Ganz (editorial management) and Dr. Anita Runge are involved in the project of the Open Gender Journal as editorial staff .