Swiss National Science Foundation promotes open-access monographs

The Swiss National Science Foundation is expanding its open-access policy to include book publications.

From 1 July 2014 the SNSF will require book publications that it has co-funded to be made freely accessible on an institutional or specialist repository after an embargo of no more than twenty-four months. Moreover, the SNSF will shoulder a proportion of the production costs for open-access monographs. Lump sums of up to CHF 20,000 can be requested.