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Friday, October 20, 2006

OA page for an OA pioneer

The University of Zurich, one of the handful of universities with an OA mandate for faculty research, now has a web page on OA in German and English.  (Thanks to medinfo.)  On it we learn that the university's IR, ZORA (Zurich Open Repository and Archive), officially launched on October 13, 2006.  From the new page:

The University of Zurich was quick to recognise the importance of this movement and declared open access a strategic goal by formulating the following guidelines:

  • The University of Zurich requires their researchers to deposit a copy of all their published and refereed articles in the Institutional Repository of the University, if there are no legal objections.
  • The University of Zurich encourages and supports their authors to publish their research articles in open access journals where a suitable journal exists and provides the support to enable that to happen.

To achieve these goals there is a repository (Zurich Open Repository and Archive - ZORA), in which researchers of the University can present their publications. In addition, this website contains information for publishing with open access (overview: OA in brief).