Date Link and Description
03.07.2020 4,800 articles now freely accessible in the Research Collection
Articles by ETH authors freely available on the ETH publication platform
01.07.2020 Read and Publish agreement with Springer Nature
The new Read and Publish agreement between ETH Library and Springer Nature not only makes scientific research accessible worldwide but also effectively advances it. A service for members of ETH Zurich.
05.06.2020 Research Collection: Statistics May 2020
The open-access share for the year 2020 rose by 3% in May: the share was 38%. This is the highest open-access percentage ever recorded in our statistics. We hope, of course, that with your help we will be...
27.05.2020 Access to extended content in Elsevier journals
All content from ScienceDirect is now accessible to ETH members.
20.05.2020 Coffee Lectures: new online courses
Are you short on time, but still keen to learn about tools that could help you in your research? Do you have questions about a particular ETH Library service?
11.05.2020 Research Collection: statistics April 2020
The most downloaded article in April deals with the currently dominant topic: the COVID-19 pandemic.
15.04.2020 Publishing in Elsevier journals
Academics at ETH Zurich can now publish free open-access articles in Elsevier journals with immediate effect. The prerequisite for this is that the corresponding author of the submitted article is employed at ETH Zurich.
08.04.2020 Open Research Data Agreement
In late January 2020, the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), swissuniversities, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the two Federal Institutes of Technology signed an agreement to establish a national Open Research Data (ORD) strategy.
06.04.2020 Research Collection: Statistics March 2020
For the first time, the dissertation: "A laser based mercury co-magnetometer for the neutron electric dipole moment search" from 2013 appears at the top of the ranking.
26.03.2020 ETH Library pays open access fees for COVID-19 pandemic related articles
ETH Library supports the dissemination of knowledge related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers at ETH Zurich can now apply for special open access funding, which the library makes available during the COVID-19 pandemic.
23.03.2020 COVID-19: freely accessible e-resources
Various scientific publishers are currently making parts of their electronic resources freely available and thus contributing to research on COVID-19.
06.03.2020 How to go Open Access
Take part in our webinar on 24 March
06.03.2020 Research Collection: Statistics February 2020
The topic of coronavirus is not yet reflected in the current download figures of the Research Collection. However, immunology and virology are not main topics at ETH Zurich and there are only a few publications.
06.02.2020 Research Collection: Statistics January 2020
Since we have been publishing download statistics, the top 5 countries have always been the same – until January 2020.
10.01.2020 Research Collection: statistics 2019
We published the first infographic on the use of the Research Collection in April 2019. This year’s first infographic presents the annual review for 2019.
12.12.2019 Research data management: from theory to practice
Our workshop series demonstrates how you can retain control in the Open Science environment.
05.12.2019 Research Collection: Statistics November 2019
In November, the number of journal article downloads fell to 52,273. This is still the third highest figure in 2019, after the unusually high figures in October.
27.11.2019 How to publish your research data in the Research Collection
Are you interested in the open access publication of your research data? In our video tutorial, we give you all the relevant information about the correct publication in the Research Collection.
06.11.2019 Research Collection: Statistics October 2019
In October 2019, the number of journal article downloads reached a new record level. More than 70,000 downloads were made in a single month.
04.11.2019 Open access and its hurdles
Report of the panel discussion of 24 October 2019
04.10.2019 Research Collection: Statistics September 2019
The highest Altmetric Score in September was achieved by an article dealing with the influence of an astronomical event on the paleoclimate. According to the article, meteorite dust could have triggered an ice age on Earth about 460...
03.10.2019 Persistent Identifiers in Research – Highlights
Slides from the event available online
26.09.2019 Research data management: from theory to practice
Our workshop series demonstrates how you can retain control in the Open Science environment.
24.09.2019 Open access full-fledged: future roles of the stakeholders
Panel discussion on 24 October 2019 at ETH Zurich
24.09.2019 How to go Open Access (Webinar)
Take part in our online course on 03.10.2019 and learn how to publish open-access, what funding opportunities you have and what requirements have to be met.
04.09.2019 Research Collection: Statistics August 2019
August was a month of comebacks for the most popular works: the most downloaded article as well as the dataset and the doctoral thesis had already been on this list. This is not surprising in the case of...
03.09.2019 How to publish an article in the Research Collection
Would you like to make your journal article open access? In a new video tutorial, you can learn how to upload your article to the Research Collection and what you need to keep in mind at every step...
20.08.2019 Research Collection: Statistics July 2019
Among the publications with the highest Altmetric Score, a publication with the participation of Prof. Tom Crowther is in first place for the third time in a row!
08.07.2019 Research Collection: Statistics June 2019
The publication with the highest altmetric score is again one of Prof. Tom Crowther. Climate change remains a hot topic in this summer.
04.07.2019 Persistent identifiers in research
Event to mark ten years of ETH Zurich’s DOI Desk on Friday, 13 September 2019
17.06.2019 Swiss National Science Foundation further intensifies its open access efforts
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has set the goal to reach 100% open access for SNSF funded publications by 2020. However, the actual percentage is still far away from that mark. Therefore, the SNSF has decided to...
06.06.2019 Get the latest information on the H2020 open access requirements!
This webinar will provide you with a basic introduction and the latest updates on the rules and regulations of the H2020 policies concerning open access for publications and research data.
05.06.2019 Research Collection: statistics May 2019
The most downloaded items from May are about camels, glaciers and the Gulf region. The number of downloads is still on the rise as is the open access proportion in 2019. The article with the highest Altmetric Score...
21.05.2019 CWTS Ranking on open access published
The proportion of open access publications at ETH Zurich accounted for more than 50% in the reporting period 2014-2017. With this proportion, ETH Zurich is globally ranked among the top third.
07.05.2019 Research Collection: statistics April 2019
Climate Change protests, steady increase of downloads and atoms that are even colder than the beginning of May 2019. Our infographic shows you the Research Collection’s usage.
02.05.2019 Let us stay free and open! Open access for everyone?
Rafael Ball, Director of ETH Library, joins the discussion on open access.
18.04.2019 Research Collection: statistics March 2019
Einstein, global runoff reconstruction and plant-bacterial symbiosis. Our infographic shows you the Research Collection’s usage.
25.02.2019 Open access: further publication options for ETH Zurich members
Publish open access free of charge with IGI Global and the Journal of Experimental Botany
11.01.2019 ETH Library assumes Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) open access publishing fees
As of now, scientists from ETH Zurich can publish open access in Royal Society of Chemistry journals free of charge.
17.12.2018 Research Data Management: from Theory to Practice
Our new workshop series shows how to keep control in an Open Science environment.
26.01.2018 ORCID author IDs for members of ETH Zurich
The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a unique and permanent identifier for academic authors.
22.11.2018 New functions for publication lists on the web
The publication list component in ETH Zurich’s web CMS AEM has been expanded
05.11.2018 Submit your ideas and win!
ETH Library is searching for ideas to improve its existing services and develop new ones. We are looking for our innovative spirit and creative input!
22.10.2018 Launch of the ETH Research Data Hub
ETH IT Services are pleased to announce the launch of the new ETH Research Data Hub service (ETH RDH).
15.10.2018 Events during the Open Access Week 2018
Against the backdrop of the Open Access Week 2018, ETH Library invites you to two virtual events on open access publishing, openness and FAIR data.
01.10.2018 Open access: the new story on Explora
Academic publishing in transition
13.09.2018 New SNSF Open Access Website
The Swiss National Science Foundation has launched a website with comprehensive information on its Open Access strategy.
06.09.2018 New open access initiative of European research funders
A new initiative by eleven national research funding institutions, the European Commission and the European Research Council aims to achieve 100 percent open access by 2020.
16.08.2018 Announcement: ETH Research Data Hub
In September 2018, ETH Zurich’s IT Services will launch the new ETH Research Data Hub (ETH-RDH) service
15.08.2018 OpenCon Switzerland: Register now
On 21 and 22 September, the first Swiss Satellite Event at OpenCon - the international conference for students and young researchers on the subject of Open Science - will take place in Bern.
08.08.2018 Publish research data of up to 10 GB per file
From now on, researchers from ETH Zurich can publish files with a maximum file size of 10 GB in the Research Collection.
25.06.2018 ORCID author identifiers in the Research Collection
The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) enables researchers to be identified clearly and publications attributed correctly to people – which is now possible in ETH Zurich’s Research Collection, too
04.06.2018 National Open Access Conference 2018
swissuniversities invites guests to the National Open Access Conference at the University of Lausanne on Friday, 26 October 2018.
31.05.2019 ETH Library covers publication fees for open-access publisher Cogitatio
As of now, scientists from ETH Zurich who publish an article via the open-access publisher Cogitatio can charge the publication fees directly to ETH Zurich.
14.05.2018 Study on the impact of open access on academic books in Switzerland
The final report of the pilot project OAPEN-CH conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation has been published.
05.04.2018 Webinar: How to go Open Access
On Tuesday, 10 April a public and free webinar will take place from 11.00 to 12.00 about Open Access.
28.03.2018 New negotiation strategy for more open access
Within the scope of implementing the national open-access strategy, swissuniversities is adopting a new path for negotiating national contracts with the major publishing houses Springer Nature, Wiley und Elsevier.
15.03.2018 Action plan for national open-access strategy approved
Now that swissuniversities and the Swiss University Conference have approved the action plan drawn up in 2017, the national open-access strategy for Switzerland can be put into practice.
12.03.2018 The transformation of the publication system to open access
A new article in b.i.t. Online by ETH Library's director Rafael Ball presents selected aspects of the transformation of the publication system to open access and the consequences for libraries and academia
19.02.2018 Data Management Plans for SNSF Grants
Information event on 6 March
14.02.2018 Letting knowledge flow freely
Anyone who wants to access ETH research findings should be able to do so as freely as possible. At the same time, ETH researchers should be able to publish wherever they think is most appropriate. These factors shape...
30.01.2018 Funding opportunities for research
On 22 January 2018, the Academic Association of Scientific Staff at ETH Zurich (AVETH) organized an information event on funding opportunities.
15.01.2018 SNSF and EU funding opportunities and regulations
The Academic Association of Scientific Staff at ETH Zurich (AVETH) is organizing an information event about funding opportunities for ETH's academic staff.
08.01.2018 New SNSF open access policy from April 2018
New guidelines and funding options for publishing research results open access will apply at the Swiss National Science Foundation from April 2018.
05.12.2017 Is an obligation to open access possible in Switzerland?
A new article in the legal journal "sui-generis" addresses this question.
13.10.2017 Presentation on Open Access at VMITET Career Event
On Wednesday, 18 October, the Association of Scientific Staff at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (VMITET) invites to a presentation on the topic of Open Access.
14.09.2017 New information by the SNSF on Data Management Plans (DMP) and Open Research Data (ORD)
As of October, data management plans are mandatory for each new project funding application submitted to the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
04.09.2017 Survey on open access at ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich carried out a survey on the topic of open access among their researchers in February 2017.
28.06.2017 Research Collection: ETH Zurich’s new publication platform
The Research Collection, ETH Zurich's new publication platform, contains the university’s research output.
21.06.2017 Data Management Plans for SNSF Grants
Information event on 6 July
11.05.2017 Extension of the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot
The European Commission will continue to provide funding for Open Access articles from FP7 projects until February 2018.
09.05.2017 Interrupted service in ETH E-Citations and ETH E-Collection, 15 May to 12 June 2017
Entering publications in the institutional bibliography or publishing via the open access repository during this period will not be possible.
20.04.2017 oaFindr – the easy way to find Open Access publications on the Knowledge Portal
oaFindr is an extensive collection of over 20 million academic articles published Open Access via the golden, green and hybrid route. All the articles are peer-reviewed.
10.03.2017 Webinar: How to go Open Access
On Wednesday, 15 March a public and free webinar will take place from 16.00 to 17.00 about Open Access.
02.03.2017 Introduction of ORCID at ETH Zurich
From now on, members of ETH Zurich can link their ORCID to their personal profile on
02.02.2017 National Open Access Strategy adopted
Swissuniversities' plenary assembly, the Rectors' Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions, adopted a national Open Access Strategy on Tuesday 31 January 2017.
03.01.2017 Think, check, submit: Making informed decisions in open access publishing
On Monday, 23 January a public and free workshop takes place from 15.00 to 17.00 about open access publishing.
21.12.2016 Information events on open access on 30 January 2017
What is open access? What trends are there in academic publishing?