Giessener Elektronische Bibliothek

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The Giessener Elektronische Bibliothek (GEB) is the central open access publication and document server of Justus Liebig University. It represents the university by the scientific publications of its members. In 2013 it was awarded the DINI Certificate for Open Access repositories and publication services.

As a member of the university you have the possibility to publish your scientific work in a straightforward way and to make it permanently accessible:
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A prerequisite for a publication in GEB is the transfer of permanent usage rights (among others for electronic storage of the document and for making it available to the public). You have to grant only simple usage rights. This means that a further publication in journals or books is possible, provided that the publisher agrees to the electronic publication in GEB.

If your document is already published (e.g. as a journal article) and if exclusive usage rights were transferred to the publisher, the possibility of a parallel publication in GEB must be checked. In many cases, the publishers allow a (sometimes time-delayed) parallel open access publication (

The observance of copyright law and third-party rights is in the responsibility of the authors or editors of the electronic document. For this and other questions the university library offers advice regarding compliance with these rights.