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UZH supports Open Library of Humanities Library Partnership Subsidy program Monday, 19 December 2016

Starting from 2017, the University of Zurich is the first Swiss University to support the Open Library of Humanities.
The Open Library of Humanities is a charitable organisation, which is a gold open access, peer-reviewed, scientific mega-journal and also a multi-journal platform for journals in the humanities. It is funded by a worldwide library consortium of more than 200 libraries. This consortia financing model means that there are no author-facing charges (APCs).

OLH Press release OLH, Dec. 14, 2016
Full participation in Horizon 2020 from January 2017 Monday, 19 December 2016

Switzerland has ratified the protocol extending the free movement of persons to Croatia. Therefore Switzerland can participate fully in the Horizon 2020 research programme as a fully associated member from 1 January 2017. Swiss researchers will be able to participate fully in the European research projects funded by the programme. This is vitally important for the quality and competitiveness of research conducted in Switzerland.

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Share your articles of Springer Nature and make it Open Access to read Monday, 19 December 2016

Springer Nature allows authors to easily and legally share their scientific articles. This applies to the entire Springer Nature journal portfolio.

How does link sharing work?
After the publication, the authors will receive a "shareable link", which may be published on social channels, authors' own websites, institutional repositories (eg ZORA) or other highly-used sites. By clicking on this link, all interested readers can access the latest research. The PDF is available in a view-only version. It can’t be downloaded. Researchers accessing subscription articles within their university’s network will be able to additionally download, print and save an enhanced PDF.

All interested persons have access to the latest research. No licensing of journals is necessary to read the content. In this way, rights that are subject to licensing are also made available to interested parties outside universities.


Press release of Springer Nature

Example in ZORA see "Official URL"

Restplätze: Einführungskurs zu ZORA und Open Access Thursday, 08 December 2016

Am Mittwoch, 14.12.2016 sowie am Freitag, 27.01.2017 finden jeweils Einführungskurse zu ZORA und Open Access statt. Es hat noch freie Plätze.

Hier gibt es weitere Informationen und die Möglichkeit zur Anmeldung.

Deadline for the submission of publications for the annual report 2016 - Feb. 15, 2017 Thursday, 08 December 2016

As usual around this time of the year we would like to remind you to submit your publications to ZORA (  in time for transfer to the Annual Report 2016 (Akademischer Bericht).

- Deadline for the submission of publications to ZORA is February 15, 2017!!! -

All publication must be submitted to ZORA until Februar 15, 2017. We give you the guarantee that these publications will actually appear in the annual report 2016 until final delivery.

A quick check in ZORA revealed that approx. 4,100 publications have already been deposited for 2016. Thank you for your efforts. (Dec. 1, 2016)
We expect around 9,500 publications in ZORA each year. We are still awaiting approx. 5,400 publications for 2016. As usual the workload between January and March is pretty intense for you and also for us. To defuse the situation a bit we would like to ask you to begin or continue entering publications from 2016 right away.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Team ZORA @ Main Library

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Was meinen Forschende der UZH zu Open Access?

Open Access-Statements

Prof. Dr. Rolf Zinkernagel

Rolf Zinkernagel

"Open Access ist eine sehr gute Sache. Wir Wissenschaftler dürfen sie aber noch weniger missbrauchen als 'normale' Journale, weil die Verstopfungsgefahr durch 'Irrelevantes' noch grösser ist".

Prof. Dr. Rolf Zinkernagel, Professor Emeritus Universität Zürich, Nobelpreisträger für Medizin

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