Monograph publishing fund

The Leibniz Open Access Monograph Publishing Fund supports and finances open access publication of previously unpublished academic monographs, edited volumes or chapters in edited volumes, for which publishing fees are charged – book processing charges (BPC) or book chapter processing charges (BCPC).

The Open Access Monograph Publishing Fund is funded by the Leibniz Association’s Strategy Fund. This publishing fund runs in a second funding phase from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

Grants will be awarded through a pilot project, which also aims to collect experience and develop and test standards for open access books. The terms and conditions presented here may therefore change over the course of the project.

The pilot project is being run by the Leibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS) in collaboration with the DIE, DIPF, GNM, IfZ, TIB and ZBW.

The fund is centrally managed by the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology University Library (TIB) in Hanover. The TIB registers the applications, the IDS deals with the invoices. The submitted applications are assessed by the project team. Applications may be submitted using our online form. For all monographs, collective works and chapters of collective works funded by the Leibniz Open Access Monograph Publishing Fonds, references are added to LeibnizOpen.

The project team will be happy to answer queries relating to the funding criteria, application process and invoice processing by the publishing fund and any general questions concerning open access by email (monografienfonds(at) Further information can also be provided over the telephone by the project manager, Monika Pohlschmidt:

Monika Pohlschmidt
T +49 621 1581 161

Funding criteria and application process

Funding criteria

Application form

Application process