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Search engine for geological maps (FID GEO)

The interactive overview map on GEO-LEOe-docs provides access to the online freely available sheets of the geological maps GK25 and GK50. Map sheets already available on GEO-LEOe-docs are listed, usually complemented with the associated explanatory booklets. Researchers may propose public domain map sheets of the GK25 for digitization by the FID GEO free of charge.


Search engine for topographic maps (SIS Maps)

Our partner, the Specialised Information Service for Cartography and Geodata (SIS Maps), offers various map catalogues on its website, including a high volume of topographic map series with links to the world's national and regional geoportals as well as links to various country-specific Grids&Datums.  

Search alphabetically by country name under: Topo-List.

Repositories for Text and Data Publications

GEO-LEOe-docs is the geoscientific repository for texts and geological maps, maintained by the FID GEO and operated at the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen). GEO-LEOe-docs serves as a platform for Green Open Access publications (secondary publications). It also offers an interactive overview map with access to digitised geological maps (GK25). On GEO-LEOe-docs all documents are freely accessible and referenced with DOI. Various ongoing net publications are released here as digital first publications.

GFZ Data Services is the subject-specific research data repository for the geosciences and related disciplines, through which research data have been published with DOI since 2004. Today, GFZ Data Services is an internationally recognized repository for citable and DOI referenced geoscientific data, software and the assignment of International Generic Sample Numbers (IGSN = PID for physical samples).


Springer Nature and Project DEAL signed Open Access contract

Created by Andreas Hübner | | Allgemein

Springer Nature and MPDL Services GmbH, on behalf of Project DEAL, have signed the contract for the world’s largest Open Access agreement to date. Under the agreement, authors at more than 700 eligible German scientific and research institutions will be able to publish their manuscripts in Springer Nature hybrid or genuine open-occess-journals with effect from 1 January 2020. Under the agreement, well over 13,000 Open Access articles are expected to be published annually by German researchers. 

At the same time, participating institutions will receive extensive read access to the journal content of Springer, Palgrave, Adis and Macmillan. However, Nature journals, magazines (e.g. Scientific American, Spektrum der Wissenschaft) and technical journals (e.g. ATZ, MTZ) are not included in the contract. 

For each article published in one of the 1,900 hybrid journals, a “Publish and Read (PAR)” fee of €2,750 is charged, which is billed centrally. It is important to note that the PAR fee is not the same as a standard article processing charge (APC). It also includes costs for reading access to the (almost) complete portfolio of subscription journals of the publisher (see above). The contract also includes discounts on the article processing charges for almost all of the publisher’s genuine open-occess-journals (from 1 August 2020). The processing of these publications will also be centrally regulated in future. 

Text modified from the press release.


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