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Disclosure of institutional costs of the Swiss Elsevier Agreement 2020-2023

Details of the costs that were kept secret by the swissuniversities

Swiss € 57million Elsevier deal

A first critical evaluation of the Swiss Read and Publish Agreement with Elsevier

Swiss Karger Agreement now disclosed

The Read and Publish Agreement between Karger and the Universities Zurich, Lausanne, Basel and of Italian Switzerland has now be disclosed after my FOI request

Extended Elsevier Dashboard for Switzerland

Dashboard and Data for Swiss Elsevier publications now online

Start of

Site now goes online

History of Open Access in Switzerland

Anything but a new idea!

Implement Open Access and Open Archives

Can the Federal Council use its weight as to accelerate the implementation of Open Access?

Accessibility of public research. open access

Three questions to the Federal Council as to whether he considers Open Access to be useful and considers implementing it, in particular via the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Singing of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities

In 2006 the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences was signed by the SNSF, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, and the former bodies of swissuniveristies (rector conferences of Swiss Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences and Universities of Teacher Education).

Euphoric start of Open Access

Launch of PloS Biology was celebrated at the University Zurich with Prorector Alexander Borbély. You also can see Michael Hengartner, current President of the ETH Board wearing a PLOS-T-Shirt.
Christian Gutknecht

Christian Gutknecht

Open Access Enthusiast


This site presents data about the state of Open Access in Switzerland.