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What is Open Access?

Open Access during the COVID-19 Pandemic

An overview of various services for finding and publishing Open Access Research on the Corona Virus and beyond is provided here by the projects (funded by the BMBF) and the National Open Access Contact Point OA2020-DE (funded by the Alliance of German Science Organisations).

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.