Open Access at ZAS

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“.

Open Access Cooperations

Open Library of Humanities (OLH)

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.

Language Science Press (LSP) and Knowledge Unlatched (KU)

We cooperate with the publisher Language Science Press via the online platform Knowledge Unlatched, who offers free access to scholarly content. Language Science Press publishes high quality, peer reviewed Open Access books in the field of linguistics.

Open Access Publications at ZAS

Journal articles and books can be found on the ZAS researchers' websites under "Publications".

The online versions of the “ZAS Publications in Linguistics (ZASPiL)” are archived on the "Linguistik-Repository" of the Publication Server of the Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main.

Master record of ZASPiL
on the "Linguistic Repository (includes a short description of ZAS and metadeta for ZASPiL)