IRIS now pursues a clear open access strategy. I.e. all papers published by IRIS staff will be freely available.
According to estimates, the state supports the science and research with about 12 billion euros. The results of the research, however, appear mainly in expensive journals. For these public libraries, students and researchers have to spend much. So the state pays a second time for the results of the research financed by it.
As a substantially publicly funded institution IRIS e.V. decided to publish research results funded by public money within the meaning of the open access strategy.
For more information on Open Access Strategy go to “Aktionbündnis “Urheberrecht für Bildung und Wissenschaft”. An overview of previously published Open Access publications from IRIS is updated constantly.