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The most important facts about Open Access (in German):

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Chemical Science (RSC) - Kostenfrei OA publizieren Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Chemical Science got launched in 2010 by the Royal Society of Chemistry and has been moved to Gold Open Access in 2015. The journal is one of the top-journals in the field of chemistry (IF: 8.6 in 2013). As part of the conversion to gold Open Access all articles in 2015 and 2016 are free of charge for the authors. This outlines another sign towards Open Access of RSC in addition to the gold-for-gold initiative.

Blog of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Press Release

ZORA rannte SOLA 2015 Tuesday, 12 May 2015

With a brilliant time of 10 hours and 9 minutes, the team "ZORA rennt" ranked 397th out of 904 ranks. We would like to highlight our runner of the last stage, the President of the University of Zurich Prof. Dr. Michael Hengartner, whom we could win for our team this year. ZORA not only convinces online with lots of power but also the running team can be proud of an impressive result. Congratulations to all the runners for their great work! We would like to thank our supporters Zentrale Informatik & Main Library  and all those who have cheered us along the course. We are looking forward to the next year's race! A short video of the finish line is presented below.

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Relaunch of Thursday, 23 April 2015

The relaunch of the information platform is online since April 22, 2015. In addition to transnational information on the topic of open access, there are also country-specific areas for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This applies especially to questions from the field of legal issues relating to open access (e.g. legal basis, publishing agreements, licenses, archiving in repositories / ZORA, ...). OpenAccess Logo

"Research Data Management" Thursday, 16 April 2015

A working group is dealing with the exciting topic of processing, archiving, sharing and publishing of research data from the University of Zurich. The goal is to build a service infrastructure for researchers from 2016. They address questions such as: Where should and can I save my research data in the long term? How can the data be made available? What about the anonymity of personal data? How can the data best be structured and thus retrieved?

The working group is composed of Andrea Malits of the Central Library, Christian Fuhrer, Head of Open Access at the Main Library and Peter Kunszt by the Zentrale Informatik at the University of Zurich.

Article in the UZH News (only in German)

Non-paper on open science open access to publications and data Wednesday, 08 April 2015

" Taxpayers' money should be spent in a rational and efficient way." Sander Dekker, the State secretary for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science from Netherland and his British colleague Greg Clark took up the Recommendation of the European Commission and published a non-paper. They suggest a stronger coordination on an European level to strengthen Open Access. Not only the publication itself, but also the underlying data should be published Open Access or be archived in a repository with embargo periods as short as possible.

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Fischer, former President of the UZH

Prof. Dr. Andreas Fischer
"Computer und Internet erlauben es heute erstmals, wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse unabhängig von Ort, Geld und Privilegien frei zugänglich zu machen. Bei Open Access geht es weniger um Verwertungsrechte als um eine historische Chance, die Wissenschaft für alle Interessierten zu öffnen. Die UZH hat diese Chance erkannt und in der Open Access-Bewegung schon früh eine Pionierrolle übernommen."

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