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Open Access in brief

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

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MDPI - Verlängerung der Mitgliedschaft für 2015 Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The institutional membership with the Open Access publisher MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) has now been extended for 2015. Thanks to this membership, all authors affiliated with the University of Zurich or the University Hospital get a discount of 10% on the regular article processing charges per item.

New open access offset agreement with Taylor & Francis and FWF/KEMÖ Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the Austrian Academic Consortium (KEMÖ) have announced a two year pilot which will offset article publishing charges for articles published in Taylor & Francis’ hybrid journal portfolio. Due to the agreement with Taylor & Francis the Austrian scientists in the fields of social sciences and humanities have now the possibility to publish in high quality journals. In March 2014 the same pilot could be started with the publisher Institute of Physics (IOP).
This agreement contains the following conditions:

Membership with Frontiers Thursday, 18 December 2014

The University of Zurich has an institutional membership with the Swiss publisher Frontiers (as of January, 1st 2015). The University of Zurich covers 54 % of the Article Processing Charge (APC) for corresponding authors affiliated with the University of Zurich.

Video: e-infrastructure OpenAIRE in 100 seconds Monday, 08 December 2014

The FP7 projects OpenAIRE and OpenAIREplus aimed to develop an e-infrastructure for handling peer-reviewed articles as well as datasets and project information in order to support the implementation of the Open Access policy in Europe. It provides the means to promote and realize the widespread adoption of the Open Access Policy, as set out by the ERC Scientific Council Guidelines for Open Access and the Open Access pilot launched by the European Commission.

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)
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Prof. Dr. Abraham Bernstein

Abraham Bernstein

"Forschung findet nicht im luftleeren Raum statt, sondern bezieht sich fast immer auf Gedanken und Ergebnissen von anderen. Tatsächlich ist Forschung häufig vergleichbar mit einer Art von genetischer Suche: Ideen prallen aufeinander und werden dabei zu neuen kombiniert, sie mutieren zu andersartigen, und werden durch die Intuition der Forscher, der wissenschaftlichen Evaluation, und die Begutachtung selektiert. Um diesen Austausch von Ideen effizient zu gestalten ist der freie Austausch der Ergebnisse unumgänglich. [...]"


Prof. Dr. Abraham Bernstein, Lehrstuhl für verteilte und dynamische Anwendungssysteme

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