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Soon We Will Open 'The Stacks' for Your Work!

In SUB Göttingen's Stacks
In SUB Göttingen's Stacks. Photo: Martin Liebetruth. CC BY 4.0

Electronic publications are sustainable and unfold their advantages only if they are archived securely, can be easily retrieved and are freely accessible worldwide. That's why we will soon open "The Stacks" for you.

The Stacks - Our Open Access Archive

The Stacks will be the Open Access Archive for American Studies, Australian and New Zealand Studies, Canadian Studies, English, British and Irish Studies in Germany, provided by the Library of Anglo-American Culture & History. Currently we are preparing its launch.

In The Stacks you can archive

  • articles, blog articles, book reviews, monographs and other proceedings
  • journals and other periodicals 

in electronic or retro-digitised form, provided you have the right to do so.

We also offer to publish and archive

  • conference reports
  • calls for papers
  • conference programmes, books of abstracts
  • course material (course descriptions, syllabi).

If you would like to upload other types of material, please contact us.

All uploaded material is made available Open Access, either immediately or after the time span you choose.

Why Open Access?

International Open Access Week
International Open Access Week. Photo: Martin Liebetruth. CC BY 4.0

Why is it important that electronic publications are Open Access?

For scholars it is naturally very important to publish their research output at a venue of high quality and renown. As far as electronic publications are concerned however, it is as important to ensure that they are freely accessible and can be read by anyone who wants or needs to do so. However if they have to be licensed, their availability can be severely limited and cause high costs for libraries or single readers.

So if you think about publishing electronically or even founding an electronic journal, do inform yourself about the possibilities to publish Open Access.

  • Ensure that the results of your academic work can be accessed freely by your fellow researchers and interested readers worldwide!

What is the advantage of making printed publications available Open Access ?

Enhanced visibility and usability

Researchers find your printed publications because they are indexed in library catalogues and bibliographic databases. They can access them in libraries or buy them. But if you provide them also as electronic full text and Open Access, they can be retrieved, accessed, saved, distributed, searched through and worked with even better, free of technical or financial barriers.

Thus your work will have more impact!

Free and immediate availability worldwide

If you publish in print, your publications are available in bookshops, libraries and via interlibrary loan accessible in Germany and some other countries. Libraries which are not so well equipped however - particularly in countries facing other more pressing problems - might not be able to offer their readers all the resources they need for study and research.

By making your printed publications available Open Access you contribute to equal opportunities for students and scholars worldwide!


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Göttingen State and University Library

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