RWTH Aachen University encourages its scientists to publish their research results in line with the spirit of the Open Access movement and also supports the implementation of the Open Access model in accordance with the "Berliner Erklärung" on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities of 22 October 2003. Open Access publishing makes the research results of RWTH Aachen University visible worldwide, more easily findable and thus more citable. Publication in reviewed Open Access journals and timely secondary publication of all publications where possible on the RWTH Publications repository is therefore recommended.

The institutional repository RWTH Publications provides free and professional online publishing in accordance with the Open Access model. Each publication is assigned a stable address (DOI), is visible worldwide and can be reliably cited.