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Open Access in brief

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

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SNSF: Adjusted open access policy Tuesday, 08 July 2014

On June 16, 2014, the Swiss Council of States (Ständerat) discussed in its ninth meeting again the interpellation concerning open access as a threat for publishers, as the person submitting the interpellation was not completely satisfied by the answer of the Federal Council.

Controversy about the new publication funding and Open Access policy of the Swiss National Science Foundation Thursday, 22 May 2014

In various Swiss media, a controversy has started regarding the new publication funding and Open Access policy of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). It was sparked by an internet petition of Swiss publishers against the new rules of the SNSF. Already on March 3rd 2014 a motion (Interpellation) was addressed to the Council of States (Ständerat) in the Swiss parliament, requesting an answer by the Federal Council (Bundesrat). It is entitled "Open Access: a threat for publishers?".

New open access policy at the Swiss National Science Foundation Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF is expanding its OA policy to include monographs and editions.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC): open access vouchers Wednesday, 05 March 2014

As last year the University of Zurich received from the publisher Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) vouchers to publish single articles with open access at no costs.

Membership with MDPI Tuesday, 04 February 2014

The Main Library has a membership with the open access publisher MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) as of February 2014.

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Prof. Dr. Andrea Büchler

Andrea Buechler

 (c) Palma Fiacco

"Die Inhalte des neu lancierten Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law werden mit Open Access einem breiten Kreis von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern oder allgemein interessierten Personen zugänglich gemacht - rasch und in schönem Gewand. Der wissenschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Nutzen waren massgebend für die Wahl von Open Access."

Prof. Dr. Andrea Büchler, Lehrstuhl für Privatrecht und Rechtsvergleichung

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