Open Access (OA) means free and unrestricted access to scientific publications.
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).
free of charge
free choice of journal
Clarify copyright questions prior to publication
immediately freely accessible
cost participation by funding agencies
Article Processing Charges (APC)
restricted choice of journals
Open Access at the University of Fribourg
The University invites the members of the academic community to
- retain a postprint version of their work, i.e. a version corresponding to the publication without the publisher’s layout or the last version before printing
- to deposit this version on RERO DOC submit (subject to the rights of third parties, although most publishers allow such self-archiving)
- or to publish their work directly in an Open Access Journal
With this demandrequest, the university would like to highlight the intellectual production property of its authors and continue the commitment it has entered into with the signing of the Berlin Declaration on 15 December 2008. It thus complies with the guidelines on Open Access issued by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The university commits to respect copyright laws, to ensure permanent linking and long-term archiving, and to provide authors with technical assistance.