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How to Publish?

Are you publishing Open Access? Publish your work either directly in a recognised OA journal or as a second publication in a repository. UB Zurich offers financial support to UZH members for OA publishing. Funding for Publications

How Do I Publish Open Access?

Gold Road

You publish directly in an OA journal. Your article is immediately available to everyone. We support you with the accruing article fees (APCs) through our publishing agreements and publication funds.

Diamond Road

Similar to gold, except that there are no article fees if the journal is not commercial but funded by a university, consortia or scientific associations. The UZH provides publishers with the OA journal platform HOPE.

Green Road

You first publish in a conventional closed-access journal. Then you make a secondary publication in a repository or on your own website. The UZH provides you with the institutional repository ZORA for this purpose.

Hybrid Road

Publishers offer the option of additionally purchasing an OA publication for individual, traditionally published articles. Since this business model relies on double payment of fees, we neither recommend nor support it.


Accepted ≠ Final Published Version

In the case of subsequent Open Access publication you are usually allowed to deposit the accepted manuscript, only rarely the published publisher's PDF (e.g. publish Green OA in ZORA (PDF, 135 KB)). Sometimes these files can only be made openly accessible after a blocking period of 12 to 24 months from initial publication.

Difference in between accepted author manuscript and final publisher version (PDF, 441 KB)

Weiterführende Informationen

Do You Need Support?

Margit Dellatorre

Cathrin Gantner

Tessa Gerber

Laetitia Kaiser

Samuel Nussbaum

Samuel Weber-Martin

+41 44 635 41 62

OA Publication Routes

The green and the golden routes:

 • Info from the


Diamond or platinum journals:

 • Journals without APCs in the DOAJ

 • Journal list for Switzerland

 • Journal list for Germany