Copernicus Publications and the Leibniz Association sign institutional agreement

Copernicus Publications and the Leibniz Association have agreed on a central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors. So far three Leibniz institutes are participating in this agreement.

Authors affiliated with the Leibniz Association will benefit from a more efficient publication procedure when publishing their articles in any open-access journal offered by Copernicus Publications. The article processing charges (APCs) are now directly settled between the respective Leibniz institute and the publisher. So far the following institutions have signed the agreement: Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), and Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT).

"It is a great achievement that the Leibniz Association now also facilitates the publication process for their authors," says Martin Rasmussen, Managing Director of Copernicus Publications. "We look forward to this collaboration and hope that more Leibniz institutions will join the agreement in the near future."

The agreement applies for papers submitted after 1 September 2016, provided that the corresponding author is affiliated with one of the above-mentioned institutions. Papers up to €2,000 (gross) will be covered completely. If APCs exceed this amount, the whole costs will have to be borne by the authors.

Further information on financial support for authors