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OACT – Open Access Check Tool

"OACT – Open Access Check Tool" - a decision-making aid

All relevant information on the OA publication of scientific articles.




About the project

The publication of scientific articles as Open Access (OA), usually in the variants "Green OA" and "Gold OA", allows free access to scientific research results and their largely unhindered dissemination. Often, however, the multitude of available publication conditions makes the decision in favor of a particular journal difficult: requirements of the funding agencies and publication guidelines of the universities and colleges must be carefully compared with the offers of the publishing houses, and separately concluded publication agreements can also offer additional benefits. The "Open Access Check Tool" provides a comprehensive overview of the possible publication conditions for a large number of journals, especially for the Swiss university landscape, and thus supports the decision-making process.







University of Geneva 

University of Bern 

University of Lausanne 

Project management

Guilaine Baud-Vittoz
Bibliothèque de l’EPFL
Rolex Learning Center
Station 20
CH-1015 Lausanne