Open Access means that scientific publications are freely accessible online. This ensures that research results can be disseminated and received without restriction.
With innovations in information technology and online publishing, open access has developed into the standard in scientific communication since the early 2000s.
more innovation through increased visibility of research results from distant disciplines
Research publications are subject to high scientific quality requirements. Depending on the discipline, these are ensured by different review procedures during the publication process. The careful selection of suitable publication organs is an important task for researchers.
The SNSF requires its grantees to publish their publications and research data openly. The SNSF has been a member of cOAlitionS since 2022. Grantees funded as of January 1, 2023 must adhere to new guidelines.
Horizon Europe is the EU's framework program to promote research and innovation and it is the successor to the Horizon 2020 program. It obliges its researchers to ensure open access to their publications. Switzerland currently has the status of a non-associated third country with regard to "Horizon Europe".
The University Library Zurich promotes and supports the implementation of the UZH Open Science Policy. For scientific publications, the OSS team runs ZORA (Zurich Open Repository and Archive) and the journal platform HOPE.
As a researcher at UZH, you always (also) present your scientific publications in ZORA. This does not limit your publication options. Just bear this in mind:
You can find more information at openscience.uzh.ch.