Science Europe publishes declaration of principles on Open Access
Science Europe, an umbrella organisation of the most important research and funding organisations in Europe, has published a declaration of principles entitled Principles for the Transition to Open Access to Research Publications.
For the first time, it lays down the joint guidelines that should govern the transition to an open-access-based publication model. The funding organisations, including the Swiss National Science Foundation, endorse both publications in open-access journals and second publications on document servers. However, they are explicitly against supporting so-called hybrid publication models.
A preprint is a publication before the peer-review process. The document is not yet accepted by a publisher.
A postprint is an accepted manuscript after the successful peer-review process. It is the version that the author wrote last and that was accepted for publication by the publisher. Characteristics of the manuscript:
A published PDF is the article as published with publisher's layout and pagination.
ETH Zurich does not support hybrid journals for financial reasons. As publishers do not always grant a decrease of the licence fees proportional to the Open Access fees, in total higher costs are assumed.
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