Leibniz Association's Open Access Publishing Funds

Scientists affiliated to one of Leibniz Association's 96 research institutes benefit from the Leibniz Association's Open Access Publishing Funds covering both Article Processing Charges (APC) as well as Book Processing Charges (BPC).

Leibniz' Open Access Funds are being either subsidized or fully financed by the Executive Board's strategic fund. They are limited in time and will initially be running until December 2020. In addition to financial and administrative support, the projects aim to evaluate different models of open access funding suitable for the Leibniz Association and its institutes.

Therefore, please note the different terms and conditions of the two funding lines.

Articles in open access journals

The Leibniz Association's Open Access Publishing Fund supports authors who intend to publish articles in open access journals that impose article processing charges (APCs).

The Fund is being financed by participating Leibniz institutes (80 percent) and the Executive Board's strategic fund (20 percent).

Monographs and edited volumes

The fund is a two year pilot project and provides financial support to cover Book Processing Charges (BPCs).

It is being financed by the Executive Board's strategic fund and led by the Leibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS). Cooperationg partners are DIE, DIPF, GNM, IfZ, TIB and ZBW.