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Open Access

Service & Consultation


  • B!SON

    B!SON stands for "Bibliometric and Semantic Open Access Recommender Network". It is a project of the TIB and SLUB Dresden. It offers a recommendation service for quality-assured Open Access journals.

  • Model Contracts for Open Access by AuROA

    With the tool, authors can create customised model contracts for their publication with a publisher. The basis is the granting of a Creative Commons Licence.

  • Open Access Books Toolkit

    You will be able to find relevant articles on open access book publishing by browsing frequently asked questions or by searching with keywords.

  • Open Access Journals Toolkit

    The Open Access Journals Toolkit aims to help the scholarly community start and manage open access journals.

  • Open Science Framework (OSF)

    OSF is a free and open source project management tool that supports researchers throughout their entire project lifecycle.

  • Journal Checker Tool

    The tool allows an author to enter the name of a funder, an institution and the journal to which they plan to submit an article, and checks if this combination of funder, institution and journal offers any route to compliance with Plan S.

Browser Extensions

  • Unpaywall

    An open database of millions of free scholarly articles that "harvest[s] Open Access content from over 50,000 publishers and repositories, and make[s] it easy to find, track, and use."

  • Open Access Button

    A Firefox browser extension that allows you to freely and legally obtain research articles instantly or automatically request them from authors.

  • Open Access Helper

    There are more than 46 million Open Access versions of otherwise “paywalled” scientific articles.

Tool-Katalog des ZBW

The Leibniz Information Centre for Economics also provides a tool catalogue with the option of filtering according to the following points.

  • Plan research
  • Find literature
  • Find data
  • Find media
  • Analysing data
  • Writing publications
  • Publish texts
  • Publish data
  • Choose licences
  • Evaluating research results
  • Work collaboratively