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Open Access in brief

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

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Open Access week: event about the new publication funding of the Swiss National Science Foundation Wednesday, 24 September 2014

As a contribution to the Open Access Week a podium discussion will take place at the University of Zurich. The topic is the new publication funding of the Swiss National Science Foundation. The event addresses researchers and librarians of the University of Zurich  (in German).

SAMS requests Open Access Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) invites publishers and scientific actors to facilitate and expedite the transition to open access: scientific work should be published on open websites and in open access journals. The position paper explains the different routes to open access publishing and proposes urgent measures.

Position paper of SAMS: Promoting open access to research results

Introductory course ZORA and open access: new date Thursday, 28 August 2014

This introductory course deals with all you need to know about ZORA and open access. Learn how to deposit your publication to ZORA easily, and also how to reuse your publications in ZORA. The course also gives an overview of scientific publishing, and publishing with open access.

More information about the course, course dates and registration form

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?".

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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, Professorin für Betriebswirtschaftslehre

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