Information events on open access on 30 January 2017

What is open access? What trends are there in academic publishing?

ETH-Bibliothek will be conducting a survey on open access in February 2017. It is supposed to help support academic publishing in the interests of research at ETH Zurich in future. 

As you know, open access is increasingly catching on as a publication channel. Moreover, swissuniversities is currently compiling a national open access strategy.  

On 1 February, all academic staff members at ETH Zurich will receive a personal link to the online questionnaire via email.

Beforehand, however, ETH-Bibliothek is holding two information events, which anyone interested is more than welcome to attend:

Monday, 30 January 2017

Hönggerberg, HPV G 5: 12.00 to 13.00
Zentrum, HG E 3: 17.00 to 18.00


  • Introduction: Professor Ulrich Weidmann, Vice-President of Human Resources and Infrastructure, ETH Zurich
  • Presentation: What is open access? Current situation and trends in academic publishing, relevance for ETH Zurich, Q&A session (Dr Rafael Ball, Director of ETH-Bibliothek)
  • Information to the Open Access survey (Dr Arlette Piguet)

The event will be held in English. There is no need to register.

FAQs – Open Access Survey