Financing Open Access

Assistance with the costs of producing Open Access publications

Fast, worldwide and free of charge - that is the aim of Open Access publications. Anyone wishing to consult these publications can do so immediately and without payment. Instead, many open access publishers - by no means all! - charge the authors who have to pay so-called Article Processing Charges (APCs) or Book Processing Charges (BPCs). The options for covering these costs depend on the institution you belong to.

If you are a member of Leibniz Universität Hannover, you can check here which funding options are available to you.

The following funds and agreements help you to cover APCs and BPCs.

OA Publishing Fund of the LUH

If you are a member of Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) the fund may settle your APC - provided that your article fulfills the funding criteria.

Specific Agreements with Publishers

The TIB has special agreements with some publishers allowing members of the Leibniz Universität Hannover to publish Open Access articles without APCs.

Leibniz Association OA Publishing Fund

The Leibniz Association offers central funding for journal articles and monographs published by scholars associated with one of its research institutes.


Dr. Ulrike Kändler