Open Access

Open Access (OA) means free and unrestricted access to scientific publications.

Research funding agencies in Switzerland (SNSF) and in Europe (e.g. Horizon 2020) require publication in Open Access (see overview).

In general, Open Access can be implemented in two ways: The Green and  the Golden Road, both are considered as equivalent and accepted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Publish in Open Access

Green Road

free of charge

free choice of journal


Clarify copyright questions prior to publication

Further information

Golden Road

immediately freely accessible

cost participation by funding agencies

Article Processing Charges (APC)

restricted choice of journals

Further information