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From the very beginning, our aim has been to develop SSOAR in cooperation with institutions, academic committees, journals, publishers, research groups and individuals. Concrete agreements relate to making documents available, to quality assurance and editing. The purpose of such cooperation is to ensure the widest possible dissemination of scientific findings, thus increasing their impact.

  • Cooperation with the Special Subject Collection Social Sciences, USB Cologne  

SSOAR cooperates with the Special Subject Collection Social Sciences at the University and City Library of Cologne. The Special Subject Collection (SSG) Social Sciences at the Cologne USB has the mission to collect, archive, index and provide access to scientific literature (in all its forms) relevant to the social sciences as thoroughly as possible. Thanks to the cooperation with the Cologne USB, SSOAR users can - amongst others - currently access over 2.000 social science full texts which were indexed for the search by the Cologne USB (SSG Social Sciences). In addition, Cologne USB obtained the necessary mirroring rights for SSOAR mirroring.

  • Cooperation with other open-access repositories and initiatives

SSOAR has close ties with other open-access repository operators, especially with PsyDokpedocs and econstor, and with other key open-access actors, above all with the information platform in which the Freie Universität Berlin and the Universities of Bielefeld, Goettingen and Constance also participate. In line with the Creative Commons Licence 3.0 under which both projects are licensed, SSOAR has availed of material from when gathering information on Open Access in general and on legal issues in particular. This material has been adapted for SSOAR's purposes.

SSOAR's editorial staff welcomes all cooperation enquiries.