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LeibnizOpen is the central open access portal run by the Leibniz Association. LeibnizOpen contains freely accessible digital publications submitted by researchers from Leibniz institutes. The Leibniz Association uses LeibnizOpen to promote the free exchange of, and open access to, scientific information.

If you work at a Leibniz institute from section C (Life Sciences) or E (Environmental Sciences) and would like to make your publications available through LeibnizOpen, then ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences/PUBLISSO is your point of contact.

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SpringerOpen Prepay Membership

ZB MED has negotiated a prepay membership for Leibniz institutes with SpringerOpen. This agreement entitles scientists and researchers from Leibniz institutes to claim a discount on the publishing fees charged for publications in approximately 320 BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journals. To help Leibniz institutes inform their staff members about this discount, ZB MED also offers a personalised flyer which you can download and hand out as required.

Download the flyer as a Word document

Open access publication fund of the Leibniz Association

The open access publication fund of the Leibniz Association finances article processing fees charged by open access journals. The fund is open to all authors from Leibniz Institutes. Thus the fund supports the open access strategy and aims at increasing scientific open access publications.

For further information such as a summary of the funding criteria, the procedure and a webform for submitting your request, please visit the Website of the Leibniz Association.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the Leibniz Association fund team via

Our FAQs inform about additional ways to finance publication fees.


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