Edition Topoi is a publication medium and an innovative research platform. It was created in 2013 by the "Excellence Cluster Topoi—The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations," a research association of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, which cooperates with the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, the Max Planck Institute For the History of Science and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.
As an innovative, digital research cloud, Edition Topoi offers a future-oriented infrastructure for the representation of research results with an international reach. Scientific books such as monographs or essays as well as research data together with their metadata are published in quotable formats. Edition Topoi follows the principle of open access: all forms of publications—books, magazines, data—are made available and can be cited worldwide without restrictions.
The publication activities of the Edition Topoi require a powerful infrastructure, which is provided by internal and external specialists. The quality of all publications is guaranteed by a peer-review process and the intensive support of experienced editorial staff. The top universities and partner institutions of the Excellence Cluster Topoi guarantee the quality of the analog and digital publications published in Edition Topoi. The permanent safeguarding of all publications and digitization is regulated by contracts with the university libraries.
With Edition Topoi, scientists publish their content in a future-proof manner and according to reliable standards in analog and digital media.