OLEcon offers the opportunity to support sustainable funding for scholarly journals through membership in a consortium.
OLEcon journals are published in Diamond Open Access. We thank all institutions who participate in the funding of Diamond Open Access for the journal EJEEP in 2023.
We are starting a new funding round in summer 2023. More information will follow soon.
The main sponsor for the journals is the ZBW through OLEcon. More contributions are needed to ensure Open Access for the OLEcon journals sustainably. You can support OLEcon with your membership in a consortium.
The ZBW organises the consortium to finance OLEcon. In 2023, we start with a pilot journal and a pilot contribution to the consortium. More journals will be added to OLEcon in the coming years. Joining or leaving a consortium is possible every year.
Answer: With your membership in 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 membership 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 members.
Answer: The membership fee 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 memberships. The ZBW bears the administrative costs of the consortium.