ZAS has ratified an own Open Access Policy (PDF) in 2017.
Open access refers to the unlimited and free access to quality-tested scientific information on the internet. Due to the lifting of technical, financial and legal barriers, open access contributes to accelerating scientific innovation and improving the visibility of research findings. Scientists are therefore supported in the research and publication processes, and the use of public funded research is maximized. As a member of the Leibniz Association, the Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) is committed to open access. It thereby follows the „Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities“ and the „Open Access policy of the Leibniz Association 2016-2020“.
Our participation in the consortium allows ZAS researchers to access the content of Taylor & Francis journals for free and to submit open access papers without being charged Article Processing Charges (APC). In this year all articles accepted after 1.1.2021 can be published free of charge in Open Access.
Advantages for ZAS members
The realization of a website for the ZAS Papers in Linguistics (ZASPiL), published by our institute in Open Access, was done in close cooperation with the Fachinformationsdienst (FID) Linguistik on the basis of the software Open Journal Systems. The ZASPiL website can be found at zaspil.leibniz-zas.de. The journal is hosted - as a service of the FID - by the University Library Frankfurt am Main and archived via the Frankfurt Linguistik-Repository.
In addition to all articles from issues starting with ZASPiL 14 (1999), the website offers important information on the submission procedure, such as the checklist for article submissions, the guidelines for authors, the Author‘s Agreement, as well as a ZASPiL document template and a ZASPiL sample file.
In March 2020 we joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership system. The OLH is an academic-led gold open-access publisher in the field of the humanities, including linguistics, with no author-facing charges. The organization consists of an international library consortium. The system of the OLH Library Partnership enables libraries to support an infrastructure instead of purchasing journals. OLH supports teams of editors who want to convert their journal to a Fair Open Access publication.
Journal articles and books can be found on the ZAS researchers' websites under Publications. Open Access publications are marked there with OA icons.
ZAS Papers in Linguistics (ZASPiL)
Also under Publications (here with filtering the series ZASPiL) you will find the ZASPiL, which is published by ZAS in Open Access. Only contributions by ZAS authors are listed there.
The complete issues of the journal starting with ZASPiL 14 (1999) can be found on the ZASPiL website at zaspil.leibniz-zas.de.