Advisory services and information on publishing and Open Access

Both Leibniz Universität Hannover and Leibniz Association are committed to ensuring that the results of their researchers are available to a wide public.

Would you like to publish Open Access and need help in doing so?

Open Access is transforming many aspects of scientific publishing. TIB offers authors various services to advise them on their rights and options and to support them in their publishing decisions. We advise not only on questions about where to publish, but also on what you should bear in mind when choosing a licence (see Author Rights) or what requirements there are from research funding bodies on Open Access.

If you have specific questions or problems, you can contact us at any time for individual advice. You can book consultations as part of our TIBgefragt service.

Would you like to learn more about Open Access?

You can find on-site training courses and webinars on Open Access and academic publishing in the Course offerings section. In addition, as a project partner in, TIB organises the monthly webinar series Open Access Talk, which takes place on the 4th Thursday of every month from 14:00 to 15:00.

We cooperate with the Graduate Academy and other institutions at Leibniz Universität Hannover and regularly offer various workshops and information events here.

We are also happy to come to your institute for counselling sessions and information events.Book a workshop.

E-learning offers

In addition to our courses, we also offer various electronic learning materials on the topic of Open Access publishing. Take a look at various practical tips or browse through short clips or other materials. More

Would you like to stay informed about current developments?

We regularly inform you by e-mail about Open Access activities at Leibniz Universität Hannover and TIB as well as about general developments in the field of Open Access. More

Open Access in 60 seconds

What does open access mean? This video summarizes the main points: No costs and technical barriers for readers and libraries, but permanent access and possibilities for subsequent use, as well as the generation of new knowledge.

Source: Brinken, Helene; Hauss, Jonas; Rücknagel, Jessika: Open Access in 60 seconds,

In the TIB's AV portal, you will find all videos on the subject of Open Access that were produced as part of the BMBF-funded project. On you will find a wide range of further information, advisory, training and networking services on Open Access.




Dr. Stefan Schmeja