Repository for Life Sciences
Our Repository for Life Sciences offers authors the chance to publish their scientific texts from the fields of medicine, health, nutritional, environmental and agricultural sciences. In accordance with the principles of Open Access, these publications can be accessed over the Internet without restrictions.
There is no charge to publish, archive or use the documents.
In compliance with copyright and related rights the Repository for Life Sciences ensures:
- permanent accessibility online
- maximum visibility thanks to incorporation in national searchable library catalogues and specialised portals
- the use of persistent identifiers (DOIs) to make documents permanently citeable
- guaranteed data security even when converting from one format to another.
This applies to gold open access (initial publication) as well as to green open access (self-archiving of articles that have already been published, for example documents that have already appeared on an Institute's website).
Texts that have been published as part of a journal or book may only be available for use under licence – even though in many cases the publishing agreement signed with the author includes the right to additionally publish the text in an in-house or specialist repository under the open access system.
You can find our electronic publications in our Repository for Life Sciences (only available in German)