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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.
The following funds and agreements help you to cover APCs and BPCs.
Leibniz Universität Hannover offers its scholars financial resources to cover their Open Access publishing costs. More
The Leibniz Publishing Fund supports members of the participating Leibniz Institutions in financing articles published in open access journals. More
TIB pays article processing charges for journals issued by Copernicus Publications if the total cost is less than €2,000. More
On behalf of Leibniz Universität Hannover, the TIB participates in the nationwide DEAL agreement with the Wiley science publishing house and centrally pays the costs for publication in the publisher's journals. More
On behalf of Leibniz Universität Hannover, the TIB participates in the nationwide DEAL agreement with Springer Nature and centrally pays the costs for publication in the publisher's journals. More
Articles from the field of high energy physics can be financed within the international SCOAP³ project. More