Peter Lang and ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics make Open Access agreement


Peter Lang and ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics make 600 Economics reference books freely available in a new Open Access agreement.

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Bern, October 26, 2017

Peter Lang and ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics have signed an Open Access agreement to make almost 600 titles from Peter Lang’s Economics program freely accessible to scholars worldwide. The titles, available internationally via a CC BY license, come from the following established Peter Lang series in the field of Economics:

  • Allokation im marktwirtschaftlichen System
  • Beiträge zum Controlling
  • Bochumer Beiträge zur Unternehmensführung
  • cege-Schriften
  • Controlling & Business Accounting
  • Finanzwissenschaftliche Schriften
  • Forschungsergebnisse der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
  • Göttinger Studien zur Entwicklungsökonomik / Göttingen Studies in Development Economics
  • Hohenheimer volkswirtschaftliche Schriften
  • Schriften zu Marketing und Management
  • Sozialökonomische Schriften
  • Schriften zur Wirtschaftstheorie und Wirtschaftspolitik

The project will require the digitisation of nearly 500 titles, which will become available from Spring 2018 on Peter Lang’s website, ZBW’s platform EconStor, the OAPEN library, as well as other Open Access platforms.

The agreement comes during International Open Access Week and signals Peter Lang’s ongoing commitment to supporting Open Access publication models. «Open Access is a future-oriented way of scholarly publishing that significantly increases the visibility of academic research», says Dr. Sven Fund, Managing Director of Peter Lang in Germany. «The Open Access agreement with the ZBW is a key step on our way to guarantee long-term availability of Peter Lang content to the largest possible scientific community.»

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