06.05.2013 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.
09.04.2013 Nature Special about the future of academic publishing
A recent special issue of Nature News takes a close look at new forms of academic publishing and reflects on economical, organisational and legal challenges of Open Access.
14.03.2013 Vouchers for Open Access publications at the Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is the publishing house of over thirty scientific journals in the field of chemistry and related subjects.
scope of its licence for the RSC journals, ETH Zurich has now received fourteen
vouchers for Open Access publications for the first time. The vouchers
allocated for 2013 are to be administered by ETH-Bibliothek.
25.02.2013 ETH-Bibliothek takes over publication fees from open-access publisher Public Library of Science PLOS
As of now, scientists from ETH Zurich who publish an article via the open-access publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS) can charge the publication fees directly to ETH Zurich, on condition that the corresponding author of the article concerned is employed by ETH Zurich.
When submitting the manuscript via the online form for the specific PLOS journal, in the section 'Direct Billing to Institutions and Funders' choose ETH Zurich from the drop-down menu.
For any questions about the new arrangement please contact the E-Publishing office at ETH-Bibliothek: email@example.com
15.01.2013 Research funders tighten up open-access guidelines
The National Institutes of Health, one of the biggest research funders in the USA, will punish offences against their open access guidelines as of spring 2013 by retaining grant money. In Europe, too, important research funding institutions are extending their efforts to strengthen open-access thinking.
The European Commission intends to comprehensively support open access within the framework of the new research programme "Horizon 2020".
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