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Open Access in brief

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

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ZORA-Update with new features Thursday, 23 October 2014

ZORA is now also available in German and offers some new features:

  • Advanced search functions in Quick Search
  • Detailed, general access statistics with various filter options
  • Download statistics on publication level
  • Altmetric data (statistics at the item level in social media)
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.

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Prof. Dr. Andrew Hector

Andy Hector

"Every scientist wants their work to be as widely read as possible. Open access is clearly a better system for making this happen and for advancing science, depite some practical problems in getting to this better system. [...]"


Prof. Dr. Andrew Hector, Former Chair of Biodiversity and Community Ecology

Was meinen Forschende der UZH zu Open Access?

Open Access-Statements

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