Open Access


The LSHN is committed to an Open Access philosophy. We encourage our members to provide postprints and other legal copies of publications on their profile pages.



Open ACCess resources

LSHN publication repository (coming soon)

The LSHN repository collects various legal copies of publications from our network affiliates.

Leiden Repository

The Leiden Repository consists of a number of repositories for Leiden University and institutes affiliated to the university. They contain both publications by scholars and student theses. Where possible the publications have been made freely accessible (Open Access). The repositories are divided into collections for various domains.

Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR)

OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic Open Access repositories.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

SSRN is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 360,000 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 293,700 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format.


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