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.
The Executive Board of ETH Zurich considers it important to disseminate knowledge originating at ETH Zurich via the internet according to the Open Access principle. In order to lend weight to this objective, since March 2006 they have been among the co-signatories of the "Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities".
In July 2008 the Executive Board of ETH Zurich adopted their Open Access policy, in which they ask all academics to become actively involved in implementing it.
The ETH E-Collection has been chosen by the ETH Zurich for the active implementation of its Open Access strategy. The ETH E-Collection serves as a repository for the whole institution. There is free and unlimited access via the internet for relevant research and teaching materials published here.
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