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OLEcon offer

OLEcon offers the opportunity to support sustainable funding of scholarly journals through a financial engagement in the consortium.

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Consortial funding model for OLEcon journals

OLEcon journals are published in Diamond Open Access.

In order to ensure Open Access for the OLEcon journals in the long term, ZBW organises a funding consortium. You can support OLEcon with a financial commitment to the consortium.

ZBW organises the consortium. You can join or leave the consortium every year.

New round of funding 2024

We are launching a new funding round in autumn 2023. Institutions can support a bundle of three journals with their financial contribution:

  1. German Journal of Agricultural Economics (GJAE)
  2. European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies (EJEEP)
  3. Junior Management Science (JUMS)

You can find the product matrix with all important information as well as the participation form here. Participation is also possible via LAS:eR. You can access the corresponding survey here.

Please inform us of your binding support by 15.12.2023 at the latest.

Information sessions on the consortium will be held on the following dates (German language only):

8th November 2023, 11:00-12:00 a.m. CET

Link to registration for Nov 8th

15th November 2023, 2:00-03:00 p.m. CET

Link to registration for Nov 15th

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FAQ for supporters

Subject: Financial Support

Answer: With your financial contribution to OLEcon you support non-commercial, free-of-charge Open Access. You contribute to more bibliodiversity and help reduce inequalities in the publishing system. Diamond Open Access means that access is no longer restricted to people who belong to a financially strong institution. With your support you have a share in realising one of the key demands of current science policy: to support non-commercial, scholar-led publication outlets and infrastructures. Your contribution will be honoured quite directly: Your institution will be named as a supporter in the journals’ imprints and on the OLEcon website.

Answer: The ZBW manages the consortium and makes invoices to the supporters.

Answer: The financial contribution exclusively finances the OLEcon journals. Journals submit a cost budget during the OLEcon application procedure, from which results the amount of the required partial funding from the consortium. The ZBW bears the administrative costs of the consortium.

Supporters of the pilot journals EJEEP

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