Swiss National Science Foundation

Since 2007 the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has required grant recipients to publish research results in open access formats.


In concrete terms, the SNSF requires journals articles to be self-archived on an open-access repository no later than six months after the initial publication (or twenty-four months for book publications).


The SNSF offers researchers the opportunity to claim publication fees for articles in pure open-access journals of up to CHF 3,000 as project costs. 

Expenses for books published open access can be claimed via the project budget or funded by an independent publication grant.