Open Access

Within the context of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, the IfL is committed to the idea of open access. As stated in the preface, the declaration was elaborated to “promote the Internet as a functional instrument for a global scientific knowledge base and human reflection and to specify measures which should be considered by politicians, research institutions, funding agencies, libraries, archives and museums". At IfL, Open Access constitutes an important educational-political part of its mandate for discussing and disseminating its own research findings in the academic world.

Apart from the print version of the IfL-published journal Europa Regional, an additional free version has already been available on the Internet since 2012, and the full version can be downloaded at www.ifl-leipzig.de. All contributions of the peer-reviewed magazine with a focus on regional-geographical themes are registered in the Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR) by the GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for Social Sciences. In so doing, the digital preservation of the articles is ensured and they additionally obtain a URN (Uniform Resource Name), thus making them explicitly and permanently identifiable.

IfL is also planning to publish the older articles of the quarterly-published magazine online and to ensure their permanent accessibility in the SSOAR repository. Apart from the paper version, the IfL-published forum ifl series has also been freely available on the Internet since number 18 (2012). Furthermore, there are the online offers of IfL such as, for instance, the Internet magazine Nationalatlas aktuell, with regularly appearing map contributions on a current topic.

News

Events

24.02.2019 to 26.02.2019, Leipzig

Opening workshop "Agents of change in old-industrial regions of Europe"

Scientists from Germany, Sweden, Czechia, Hungary and UK will meet from 24 to 26 February 2019 in Leipzig for a first... 

16.05.2019, Leipzig

Urban societies of migration across Europe

International workshop on scope and limits of the postmigrant perspective – call for proposals 

16.06.2019 to 19.06.2019, Trondeim, Norwegen

Nordic Geographers Meeting 2019

Regional development paths and cultural representations of the "European refugee crisis" are in the focus of the... 

Publications

Lang, Thilo (Herausgeber/-in) / Görmar, Franziska (Herausgeber/-in)
(2019)
Regional and local development in times of polarisation : re-thinking spatial policies in Europe. -
London, Palgrave Macmillan. 382 Seiten (New geographies of Europe)
Pflug, Laura
(2019)
From "All under Heaven" to "China in the World" : Chinese visual imaginations from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. -
In: Mapping Asia: Cartographic encounters between East and West: regional symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2017. - Cham: Springer, Seite 247-263
http://ifl.wissensbank.com/cgi-bin/fastxml.cgi?srec=fastxmliflpublsearch&search1=L9050S%3Daktuelles&search2=%20&maxrecs=2&maxrecs=2
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