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Open Access in brief

The most important facts about Open Access and ZORA in generall and at the University of Zurich
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Contact the Helpdesk for information on Open Science in FP7 and H2020 projects


FS16 - Classes to ZORA and Open Access online Thursday, 18 August 2016

ZORA and Open Access introductory classes will take place in the fall semester. The course is aimed at persons who submit publications to ZORA or those who want to learn more about Open Access.
During the course you will learn ...

  • about the publication cycle,
  • what publishing costs can occur (traditional publishing system vs. Open Access)
  • what Open Access (gold vs. green road) means
  • why Open Access is so important,
  • why full texts must be stored in ZORA,
  • what document version is allowed to be archived,
  • what legal aspects you may face.

In addition, the workflow to submit publications to the new ZORA interface will be demonstrated. You are welcome to bring publications of your institution/your department and submit them to ZORA during the workshop. We will help you in case of questions.


class dates, documents, registration

FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot News Thursday, 11 August 2016

In 2015 the FP7 post-grant has been launched (see blog post from 2015). Recently, more than 400 Open Access publications could get funded, thereof 14 from Switzerland. To make the workflows easier OpenAIRE has now signed contracts with the Open Access publishers BioMed Central, Copernicus, BMJ and Wiley. Publication costs from more than 383 journals can now be covered directly without issuing invoices. The validation of eligibility is one step in the workflow, which is currently being tested .

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Pre-Payment agreements: OpenAIRE
6th progress report: FP7 Post-Grant
Blog post FP7 Post-Grant
OpenAIRE Helpdesk

New Look & Feel – ZORA goes mobile Friday, 22 July 2016

ZORA has been revised and awaits you with a “mobile-friendly” navigation from smartphones to tablets up to desktops. A modern interface, layout and handling makes it easy to find, access and read publications.
TrendTerms and ConnectionWheel are one of the new enhancements in ZORA, which visualize connections between keywords and authors.

TrendTerms ConWheel en

While navigating through ZORA users can now experience a neatly designed and restructured download area providing information about available files and licenses for re-use. With the integration of social media buttons sharing publications with colleagues is finally quite simple.

HOPE - new volume available Thursday, 21 July 2016

A new volume of our pilot journal Journal für Psychoanalyse is now online available. The journal got converted to Open Access withing the  HOPE project.  The topic of the new volume 57  is "Heterosexuality and homosexuality revisited". Stop by and have a look.


Do you also want to publish an Open Access Journal on HOPE? This is now possible with our new service of the Main Library of the University of Zurichein.

Contact us.

HOPE for Open Access Tuesday, 19 July 2016

HOPE stands for Hauptbibliothek Open Publishing Environment and is a new service from the Main Library of the University of Zurich. It is intended as a further step towards Open Access, especially when it comes to alternative Gold Open Access publishing models. It also affirms the Open Access strategy of the University of Zurich.

HOPE provides a platform to researchers of the University of Zurich for publishing their Open Access journals. For management and publication of scientific journals, the open-source software Open Journal Systems (OJS) is used. HOPE allows UZH researchers to publish newly founded journals as well as to migrate existing ones. This service is offered by the Main Library of the University of Zurich based on the infrastructure of the Zentrale Informatik. We offer support in technical but also in organizational matters.


FAQs HOPE (only GER)

Abstract HOPE
Pilot journal "Journal für Psychoanalse"

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Was meinen Forschende der UZH zu Open Access?

Open Access-Statements

Prof. Dr. Andreas Kley

Andreas Kley

"Open Access macht die Forscher und ihre Arbeiten im Publikum viel breiter bekannt und fördert qualifizierte Anfragen für Referate oder für gemeinsame Projekte."

Prof. Dr. Andreas Kley, Lehrstuhl für öffentliches Recht, Verfassungsgeschichte, Staats- und Rechtsphilosophie

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