The ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics is the world’s largest information centre for economic literature. The institution holds more than 4 million media items and enables access to millions of online documents in economics. In 2021 alone, 17 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 225,000 articles and working papers. EconBiz, the portal for international economic information, allows students and researchers to search among 11 million datasets. The ZBW edits two open access journals in economic policy, Wirtschaftsdienst and Intereconomics. The ZBW is a research-based academic library. Professors in computer science, economics an media science and their international group of PhD candidates do transdisciplinary research on Open Science. Research at the ZBW is connected to international networks. The main co-operation partners are engaged in EU projects and in the Leibniz Strategy Forum Open Science. The ZBW is a member of the Leibniz Association and a foundation under public law.