Peter Lang and ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics have signed a cooperation agreement to make nearly 600 monographs from Peter Lang's Economics program freely accessible to scholars worldwide under the Open Access license CC-BY. The agreement covers all titles published so far in the following series: "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» and «Schriften zur Wirtschaftstheorie und Wirtschaftspolitik".
The titles will be available Open Access from spring 2018. The publisher digitizes around 500 books for this purpose. Free access to the content will be available from the publisher's website, the document server EconStor of the ZBW, the OAPEN library and other Open Access libraries. By digitizing its entire Economics backlist and making it openly accessible, Peter Lang is among the world's largest independent scholarly publishers of open-source books.
"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 ZBW is a key step on our way to guarantee long-term availability of content published by Peter Lang to the largest possible academic community worldwide."
About Peter Lang:
Peter Lang has made academic research in the Humanities and Social Sciences available worldwide for over four decades. A leading academic publisher with headquarters in Switzerland and publishing offices located in Berne, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt am Main, Istanbul, Oxford, New York, Vienna and Warsaw, the company positions itself as a link between theory, research and teaching.