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At, you will find not only information about open access, but also a wide range of training and networking opportunities, which we cordially invite you to avail of. The oa.helpdesk offers concrete individual advice.

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Find out about specific open access offerings in different disciplines, for example discipline-specific repositories or relevant open access journals.

Discipline-specific Open Access



Green open access for Japan

The Japanese government is pushing ahead with its plan to make publicly funded research results freely accessible

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Prüfung von Publikationslisten auf Closed/Open Access?

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Änderung der Self-Archiving-Policy bei De Gruyter

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Review Links in institutionellen Repositorien

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Lizenz bei Einbindung von Closed-Access-Artikeln in kumulativer Dissertation

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What is Open Access?

Open Access Days

With around 400 participants, the Open Access Days are the annual central platform for the steadily growing Open Access and Open Science community from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They address all interested in the possibilities, conditions, and perspectives of scholarly publishing. This includes employees of libraries and other science infrastructure institutions and publishers as well as scientists and members of science administration.