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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"

Wellcome Open Research Friday, 08 July 2016

This autumn the British funder Wellcome Trust (Sir Henry Wellcome Foundation) will launch its new publishing platform Wellcome Open Research. This platform has been developed in collaboration with F1000Research. After the launch of the Open Access Journals elife together with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Max Planck Society this is a further attempt to rethink the publication world. The scientific outcome of projects funded by the Wellcome Trust should be made available online. In a next step it will be reviewed by an open peer review process. The range of output is large: classic research articles, large and small datasets, case reports, protocols or even null and negative results.

The motives of the Wellcome Trust are diverse: It's all about a faster but also more transparent way to publish. Factors like transparency and reproducibility of research results play an important role. The Wellcome Trust would like to highlight the importance of openness and transparency in the context of funded scientific research. The quality of a paper shouldn't only be recognized by a publisher's name.

Wellcome Open Research

Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Open Research
Press release Wellcome Trust
News Wellcome Trust
Open Access Journal elife (together with hhmi, Max Planck society)

Summer update from ZORA Wednesday, 06 July 2016

The first half of the year is over and summer has finally arrived with warm temperatures. Nonetheless, the next academic report is coming closer. A quick check in ZORA revealed that approx. 1,800 publications have already been deposited for 2016. Thank you for your efforts.
We expect around 9,500 publications in ZORA each year. Most of them will be archived between January and March due to the deadline of the academic report. To defuse the situation a bit we would like to remind you to continue entering entering publications from 2016 right away.
Thank you very much for your cooperation. We, the Team ZORA of the Main Library, are looking forward receiving more publications during the year.


Some new features and a complete revamp are coming soon to ZORA. Stay tuned!

Foster - Open Science Tuesday, 28 June 2016

The Open Access landscape is very heterogeneous and so are the mandates, policies and possibilities on how to publish Open Access. The project FOSTER was granted by the EC with special attention to training resources of Open Science. Foster (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research) is a two-year running EU-Funded (FP7) project that aims to provide European-wide training resources that will help researchers, postgraduate students, librarians, research data managers and other stakeholders to comply with the need for Open Science. In the meanwhile 1'777 resources are available to the following topics: Open Access, Open Science, Open Data, Research Data Management, Open Science Policies, Funders Policies, Open Access Policies und Open Repositories.

foster About the FOSTER-project
Open Access link collection

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Was meinen Forschende der UZH zu Open Access?

Open Access-Statements

Prof. Dr. Andrea Schenker-Wicki


"Für Forschung und Lehre brauchen wir ungehinderten Zugang zu wissenschaftlichen Informationen und Publikationen. Die UZH unterstützt dies mit dem Bekenntnis zu Open Access und dem Zurich Open Repository and Archive (ZORA)."

Prof. Dr. Andrea Schenker-Wicki, Ehemalige Prorektorin Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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