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Open Access in brief

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

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New classes for ZORA and Open Access online Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The introductory courses (in German) are aimed at ZORA Submitter, researchers and all those who want to learn more about ZORA and Open Access. You can learn about the publication cycle, the costs involved with publishing and how copyright issues can be handled. Furthermore the submitting workflow of publications in ZORA will be displayed.

The documentation of the course and further information you can find here.

ZORA doesn't have a holiday Tuesday, 14 July 2015

With the introduction of the statistics tool in ZORA the deposits of the publications in ZORA can be viewed for the first time. As the chart shows, there are little deposits from April to October - and peaks – from November to March. Please contribute to reduce the peak period from November to March by depositing the new publications of your institute to ZORA.

DEPOSIT-Statistik TN

FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot Wednesday, 03 June 2015

Recently a FP7 Post-Grant Gold Open Access Pilot has been launched by the European Commission in cooperation with the OpenAIRE2020 project. Gold Open Access costs can be reimbursed under certain conditions for FP7 projects finished no longer than two years ago. A policy outlines the conditions to receive reimbursements for publications. The conditions of the Policy summarized:

Open Access Days 2015 in Zurich Tuesday, 02 June 2015

From 7th to 8th September this year's 9th Open Access Days will take place at the University of Zurich and is hosted by the Main Library of the University of Zurich. The program includes lectures and discussions on the topics of research data, establishment of Open Access journals, Open Access at colleges, funding of Open Access as well as the change in the scientific communication through Open Access.

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

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Prof. Dr. Adriano Aguzzi

Adriano Aguzzi

"Open Access ist wunderbar, hat aber auch seine Tücken. Der Umsatz eines OA-Journals hängt von der Anzahl an publizierten Papers ab. Das hat zu einer unglaublichen Proliferation an Open Access-Betrügereien geführt.[...]"


Prof. Dr. Adriano Aguzzi, Lehrstuhl für Neuropathologie

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