Financing Open Access

Assistance with the costs of producing Open Access publications

Articles published in Open Access journals can be read by all users free of charge and may be used under certain licence conditions. No subscription fees are charged for being able to read the journal. Publishing companies and journals increasingly focus on article processing charges (APC) as an alternative business model. In this connection, the authors of journal articles (and other publications) are now asked to pay towards the publishing costs.

We strive in different ways to provide support in financing the cost of producing Open Access publications.

Leibniz Universität Hannover's Open Access Publishing Fund

Leibniz Universität Hannover offers its scholars financial resources to cover their Open Access publishing costs. More

Leibniz Association Open Access Publishing Fund

The Leibniz Publishing Fund supports members of the participating Leibniz Institutions in financing articles published in open access journals. More

Copernicus Publications: costs covered centrally

TIB pays article processing charges for journals issued by Copernicus Publications if the total cost is less than €2,000. More

Wiley journals – free Open Access publishing

On behalf of Leibniz Universität Hannover, the TIB participates in the nationwide DEAL agreement with the Wiley science publishing house. Costs for publication in hybrid journals are coverd by the TIB, for publications in Open Access journals there is a 20 percent discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) an the APCs are paid centrally by the TIB. More


Articles from the field of high energy physics can be financed within the international SCOAP³ project. More


Dr. Ulrike Kändler

Phone: +49 511 762-14568