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Open Access Financing

Leipzig University has consistently promoted open access (OA) publications by university members since 2014. The Leipzig University OA Publication Fund, which is managed by Leipzig University Library, can be used to support various types of publications, including articles for OA journals, OA monographs and edited volumes, and scholar-led OA projects. In addition, Leipzig University Library has agreed special terms for OA publications with numerous publishers and also participates in cooperative OA funding models.

Cooperative financing models

Quality assurance

To ensure rigorous academic quality, the granting of open access funding at Leipzig University is supervised by representatives of the Rectorate, currently: