VDB advanced training for subject specialists of the social sciences


The next advanced training course of the Association of German Librarians (VDB) for subject specialists of the social sciences will take place in Cologne on 22-23 April 2020.

The main focus will be on: the Specialised Information Services (FID) political science and sociology, new trends in sociological research and the handling of social science data.

You will find the complete programme under (german only).

Registration is possible up to 27 March 2020.

The training is organized by the FID Sociology ( ) in cooperation with the FID Political Science (

Secondary publication made easy


As of now, authors have a quick and easy possibility to make an article listed in POLLUX available as a secondary publication (Open Access). We collaborate with the Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR) - a full-text server maintained by GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, which increases the long-term visibility of your publication on the web in the best possible way.

The advantages at a glance

  1. Automatic transfer of metadata for your publications from POLLUX to SSOAR
  2. Improved visibility and long-term availability of your publications on the web
  3. Support for open access to social science information
  4. Simple Compliance with Open Access Mandates of Research Funders through the Green Road

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POLLUX supports OA transformation of CRC series „Global Dynamics of Social Policy“


POLLUX supports the Open Access transformation of the Palgrave-Macmillan series "Global Dynamics of Social Policy" of CRC 1342.

The following three volumes will be published in 2020:

  • Carina Schmitt (Ed.): From Colonialism to International Aid. External Actors and Social Protection in the Global South
  • Lutz Leisering (Ed.): A Hundred Years of Social Security in Middle-Income Countries
  • Kerstin Martens, Dennis Niemann & Alexandra Kaasch (eds.): International Organizations in Global Social Policy

An anthology of some 40 articles is planned for 2021, which will tell a short story of socio-political turning points worldwide.

With the financial support of POLLUX, all volumes will be immediately available in Open Access when published.

OA transformationCRC 1342

POLLUX again main sponsor of the transcript Open Library for Political Science


Good news for the new year: The transcript Open Library for Political Science can also be realized in 2020. This means that the transcript Frontlist political science 2020 will be available via Open Access. It's great to see that besides POLLUX so many libraries participate in the financing and thus make an important contribution to the OA-transformation.