Open Access Publishing

PUBLISSO offers a range of publishing platforms for publishing work and research data Open Access and permanently – following the spirit of Open Science. All publications receive a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and are archived for the long term.

PUBLISSO provides several services for this purpose:


PUBLISSO offers interested institutions of all disciplines an independent publication system - consisting of the open source software, which is thus available free of charge, as well as additional services such as software hosting and maintenance.

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Journals / articles

Articles in quality-assured life science journals can be published on the PUBLISSO publication platforms. PUBLISSO is open to new journal projects from the field of life sciences.

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Conference papers

PUBLISSO offers societies or conference organisers the opportunity to publish their congress abstracts or other contributions from scientific conferences in the field of life sciences.

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Living Handbooks

PUBLISSO - Platform Gold enables scientists in the life sciences to publish Living Handbooks. The "living" character of the handbooks allows authors to update their contributions at any time.

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On the PUBLISSO publishing platform, scientific societies from the life sciences can publish their series in a quality-controlled manner.

Since 2020 PUBLISSO publishes the MAK Collection, which is edited by the German Research Foundation.

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Research data

Authors can publish research data in connection with their text publications, e. g. in PUBLISSO -Repository for Life Sciences.
Data and text publications are mutually referenced. A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is assigned as a persistent identifier.

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PUBLISSO – Repository for Life Sciences

In the PUBLISSO – Repository Life Sciences, you can make your digital publications openly accessible as first and second publications.
Publications by institutions are presented as a coherent unit so that they can be used as an institutional repository. Long-term archiving is made possible via publication in the FRL.

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LeibnizOpen is the central Open Access portal of the Leibniz Association. If you are a Leibniz Institute belonging to Sections C or E and would like to make your publications accessible via LeibnizOpen, please contact us.

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Prof. Dr. Ursula Arning,

Prof. Dr. Ursula Arning

Phone: +49 (0)221 478-5603
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