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Open Access in brief

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

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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 in brief:

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

ZORA rannte SOLA 2015 Tuesday, 12 May 2015

With a brilliant time of 10 hours and 9 minutes, the team "ZORA rennt" ranked 397th out of 904 ranks. We would like to highlight our runner of the last stage, the President of the University of Zurich Prof. Dr. Michael Hengartner, whom we could win for our team this year. ZORA not only convinces online with lots of power but also the running team can be proud of an impressive result. Congratulations to all the runners for their great work! We would like to thank our supporters Zentrale Informatik & Main Library  and all those who have cheered us along the course. We are looking forward to the next year's race! A short video of the finish line is presented below.

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Relaunch of Thursday, 23 April 2015

The relaunch of the information platform is online since April 22, 2015. In addition to transnational information on the topic of open access, there are also country-specific areas for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This applies especially to questions from the field of legal issues relating to open access (e.g. legal basis, publishing agreements, licenses, archiving in repositories / ZORA, ...). OpenAccess Logo

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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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