Open Access Resolution at Leibniz University Hannover


Leibniz University Hannover supports the scientific and political request for open access to knowledge in the sciences and humanities, as determined in the “Berlin Declaration” issued October 2003 and the “Berlin 3 Open Access” recommendation confirmed March 2005, in Southampton, UK. In the spirit of this declaration, the following resolution was passed by the presidential board and the senate:

  1. We aim to provide comprehensive research results and scientific publications of academic authors at Leibniz University Hannover and to make these freely available to the public. Thereby, we act according to the maxim of our namesake Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: “Theoria Cum Praxi – all action should be directed towards the common good.”

  2. We endorse and support free access to scientific information. We support the use of science-friendly copyright. We urge academic authors to publish their research in Open Access or to exercise their secondary publishing rights.

  3. Through the establishment of professional, high-quality publication management at Leibniz University Hannover, academic authors will receive support with publishing, whilst improving the visibility and long-term availability of their research.