Profile of the ZBW

Who is the ZBW?

The ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics is the world’s largest information infrastructure for economics. The institution holds more than 4 million media items and enables access to millions of online documents in economics. In 2022 alone, more than 14 million digital full-texts were downloaded.

In addition, the ZBW provides a fast-growing collection of Open Access documents. The repository EconStor currently gives free access to more than 250,000 articles and working papers.

EconBiz, the portal for international economic information, allows students and researchers to search among 10 million datasets. The ZBW edits two journals in economic policy, Wirtschaftsdienst  and Intereconomics in Gold Open Access.

The ZBW is a research-based academic information infrastructure. Professors in computer science, economics, and media science and their international group of PhD candidates carry out transdisciplinary research on Open Science.

Research at the ZBW is connected to international networks. The main cooperation partners are engaged in projects funded by the EU, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. The ZBW is a member of the Leibniz Association and a foundation under public law.

The ZBW receives regular advice from a Scientific Advisory Board and supervision from its Foundation Council.

We regularly report on our work in our ZBW Highlights.

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