What is open access? What are benefits of open access? How to publish open access?
The open access basics help you to get started.


In order to support researchers in open access publishing, the University Library has signed up specific agreements with various publishers. These agreements allow authors to publish their articles open access either at a discount or free of charge. Furthermore, open access publication fees can be paid by third-party funds.


University members can publish their research papers via the research information system Pure and the publication server OPUS.

Quality and legal aspects

How can I identify reputable journals? Which Creative Commons license should I use? May I publish my article in a repository? The sections Quality Assurance and Legal Aspects offer advice and recommendations.


Do you have any questions about open access? Please feel free to contact or contact the responsible persons directly by phone or e-mail.


Gesa Baron
Universitätsallee 1, CB.133
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1183

Martin Bilz
Universitätsallee 1, CB.105
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1113

Head of Research Service

Dipl.-Oec. Anke Zerm
Universitätsallee 1, C10.204
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1692