Publish in Open Access
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
- "Traditional" publication in electronic or printed form
- After publication: free archiving of the author’s version as a “Postprint” on RERO DOC, the institutional repository of the University of Fribourg
- - The Swiss National Science Foundation expects that funded publications must be available as Postprint within 6 months.
- Important: The necessary rights must be negotiated with the publisher before publishing!
- - Check the publisher’s embargo policies:
- Attention: The platforms ResearchGate and Academia.edu are not institutional repositories. Making publications available on these platforms is not considered to be Open Access.
immediately freely accessible
cost participation by funding agencies
Article Processing Charges (APC)
restricted choice of journals
- Electronic publication in an Open Access Journal
- Mostly associated with costs (Article Processing Charges – APC – between USD 0 and 5000)
- The Swiss Sciences Foundation finances APCs through the project funding.
- If no other sources of funding are available, the University's Fund for the Support Open Access Publications may cover part of the costs
- Books are financed separately by the Swiss Science Foundation and must be freely accessible within 24 months
- Find out more about scientific Open Access journals and their charges:
- Attention: Open access publication in a journal financed by subscription fees (hybrid Open Access, in which the publisher collects twice = “double dipping”) is not accepted by most research funding agencies - including the Swiss National Science Foundation.