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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.

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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?".

New open access policy at the Swiss National Science Foundation Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF is expanding its OA policy to include monographs and editions.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC): open access vouchers Wednesday, 05 March 2014

As last year the University of Zurich received from the publisher Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) vouchers to publish single articles with open access at no costs.

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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

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