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28.11.2016 Open access in Switzerland: study on converting the publication system
A study commissioned by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and swissuniversities has investigated various scenarios for converting the academic publication system in Switzerland more towards open access.
10.10.2016 How to go Open Access?
Webinar on 25 October
01.09.2016 ETH-Bibliothek covers publication fees for open-access journals from the publisher Wiley
As of September 2016, scientists from ETH Zurich who publish in an open-access journal of the publisher Wiley can charge the publication fees directly to ETH Zurich.
15.08.2016 Open-access-events during the autumn semester
The E-Publishing Office offers introductions to open-access-publishing for members of ETH Zurich, online as well as on-site.
04.08.2016 Horizon 2020: Open Research Data ab 2017
As of 2017, all new calls in the research program Horizon 2020 will require research data to be made available in open access.
21.07.2016 Funding open-access publications from completed FP7 projects
With the FP7 post-grant Open Access Pilot, the European Commission has set aside a total of EUR 4 million to fund open-access publications from FP7 projects that have already been completed.
01.06.2016 EU project reporting now possible via ETH E-Collection
Publications stemming from EU projects that are published in ETH E-Collection appear automatically in the European Commission's project reporting applications: the project database CORDIS and the European Commission's Participant Portal.
25.04.2016 Think, check, submit: Making informed decisions in open access publishing
On Thursday, 26 May a public and free workshop takes place from 15.00 to 17.00 about open access publishing.
17.03.2016 Free open-access options for members of ETH Zurich
For 2016, there is a new quota of vouchers available for free open-access articles in the journals of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Electrochemical Society and for F1000 Research.
16.03.2016 How to go Open Access
On Wednesday, 23 March a public and free webinar will take place from 11.00 to 12.00 about Open Access.
16.02.2016 National open-access strategy for Switzerland
The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has entrusted swissuniversities with the creation of a national strategy for open access.
09.02.2016 Business plan toolkit for open-access journals
A new toolkit by SPARC Europe aids the compilation of a business plan for open access journals.
19.11.2015 Tools & Tricks: Copyright vs. Open Access
Short presentation 25 November, 13.00 to 13.15
18.11.2015 New tool evaluates journals according to various openness criteria
The publishers of the brochure "HowOpenIsIt?" now also provide an online database, the Open Access Spectrum Evaluation Tool.
15.10.2015 How to go Open Access
On Friday, 23 October a public and free webinar will take place from 11.00 to 12.00 about Open Access.
30.07.2015 Funding open-access publications from completed FP7 projects
With the FP7 post-grant Open Access Pilot, the European Commission has set aside a total of EUR 4 million to fund open-access publications from FP7 projects that have already been completed.
26.06.2015 Open Access Days 2015 in Zurich
The annual conference of the German-speaking open access community is to be held at the University of Zurich on 7 and 8 September.
27.05.2015 ETH-Bibliothek steps up international collaboration in the field of open access
ETH-Bibliothek has joined the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and SPARC Europe.
28.04.2015 Interruption to the ETH E-Collection service
From Thursday, 30 April, 21.00 to Monday 4 May, 9.00 at the latest, no access to the ETH E-Collection will be possible.
02.03.2015 Pilot project OAPEN-CH gathers experience in open access book publications
The Swiss National Science Foundation has launched a pilot project aimed at providing data on the usage and production costs of open access book publications.
22.01.2015 ETH E-Collection and OpenAIRE: linking publications with EU projects
ETH E-Collection offers a new function for authors involved in EU projects: when submitting documents, they can enter the project that yielded the publication in the "EC Grant Number" field.
05.01.2015 Two new open-access memberships: Frontiers and MDPI
As of January 2015, scientists from ETH Zurich who publish via the open-access publishers Frontiers and MDPI can charge the publication fees directly to ETH Zurich.
10.12.2014 ETH E-Collection: 30,000 documents published
ETH Zurich's institutional repository contains 30,000 documents since the beginning of December.
20.10.2014 The ETH-Bibliothek is constantly expanding its e-publishing services
With Open Access Week 2014 beginning today, we take a look at the ETH-Bibliothek's work on e-publishing and digital data preservation.
08.10.2014 Open access: join the debate!
Members of ETH Zurich learn all about the topic of open access at two events.
06.10.2014 Nature Communications becomes open-access journal
The Nature Publishing Group has announced that it will be publishing Nature Communications as an open access journal in future.
01.10.2014 ETH-Bibliothek covers publication fees from open-access publisher Copernicus
As of October 2014, scientists from ETH Zurich who publish an article via the open-access publisher Copernicus can charge the publication fees directly to ETH Zurich.
25.08.2014 SAMW publishes position paper on open access
The Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMW) has published a new position paper entitled "Promoting open access to research results".
30.07.2014 Open Research Data: Event by the EPF Lausanne library on 28 October 2014
Conference focusing on Open Research Data
12.06.2014 New regulation on the open-access requirement for doctoral theses
Based on ETH Zurich’s revised Ordinance on Doctoral Studies, exemptions from the open-access publication requirement is now only possible with a time limit and if the reason for the retention are specified.
19.05.2014 Swiss National Science Foundation promotes open-access monographs
The Swiss National Science Foundation is expanding its open-access policy to include book publications.
01.04.2014 New quality criteria for the Directory of Open Access Journals
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has revised its process for the inclusion of new journals.
24.02.2014 Uploading publications onto E-Collection directly from E-Citations
The institutional bibliography ETH E-Citations now offers a practical additional function. It is geared towards members of ETH Zurich who would like to self-archive their publication on the repository ETH E-Collection in accordance with the university’s open-access policy....
28.01.2014 Open access and open research data in Horizon 2020
The European Commission has published its guidelines for open access to publications and research data under the new research framework programme Horizon 2020.
17.12.2013 SCOAP3 launches from 1 January 2014
Ten high-energy physics journals will be available as open access journals from 2014.
04.11.2013 Information event on "Open Access and new forms of publishing in Economics, Social Sciences and the Humanities"
On 25 November 2013, the Scientific Staff Associations of D-MTEC (ScSt@MTEC) and D-GESS (ASST) together with ETH-Bibliothek would like to invite you to an information and discussion event about Open Access and scholarly publishing.
24.10.2013 Open access – redefining impact
"Redefini“Redefining Impact" – the motto of the Open Access Week 2013 focuses on new forms of measuring the impact factor for scientific papers
01.10.2013 Swiss National Science Foundation funds publications in open-access journals
The Swiss National Science Foundation is intensifying its efforts to promote open access by allowing researchers to claim publication expenses for open-access journals as project costs from October 2013.
24.09.2013 21 to 27 October: Open Access Week 2013 at ETH Zurich
As part of the Open Access Week 2013, ETH-Bibliothek invites you to join the discussion and exchange information on free access to research results.
11.09.2013 "Open Access at ETH Zurich" – new contents, new design
The "Open Access at ETH Zurich" website is now featured in ETH-Bibliothek's Knowledge Portal.
28.06.2013 Germany passes open-access second publication right
In a recent copyright reform, the German Bundestag laid down the legal framework for a second publication right for scientific authors.
18.06.2013 G8 science ministers advocate open access for publications and research data
The science ministers from the G8 nations endorse free access to publicly funded scientific publications and research data.
06.05.2013 Science Europe publishes declaration of principles on Open Access
Science Europe published a declaration of principles entitled Principles for the Transition to Open Access to Research Publications.
09.04.2013 Nature Special about the future of academic publishing
Special issue of Nature News takes a close look at new forms of academic publishing.
14.03.2013 Vouchers for Open Access publications at the Royal Society of Chemistry
ETH Zurich has now received vouchers within the scope of its licence for the Royal Society of Chemistry journals.
25.02.2013 ETH-Bibliothek takes over publication fees from open-access publisher Public Library of Science PLOS
As of now, scientists from ETH Zurich who publish an article via the open-access publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS) can charge the publication fees directly to ETH Zurich, on condition that the corresponding author of the article...
15.01.2013 Research funders tighten up open-access guidelines
The National Institutes of Health will punish offences against their open access guidelines as of spring 2013.