National Strategy and Implementation Plan
Open Access - the future-oriented publication culture in Switzerland and internationally
On behalf of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and in collaboration with the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), swissuniversities developed a national strategy for Open Access in 2016. swissuniversities and the Swiss National Science Foundation are convinced by the Open Access movement. Free access to publicly funded research results improves the supply of information to the public, increases the visibility of publications and supports interdisciplinary collaboration worldwide.
That is why swissuniversities and the Swiss National Science Foundation are promoting Open Access in Switzerland. The goal contained in the vision of Switzerland's national Open Access strategy (version of the report dated 29 November 2017) is that by 2024, at the latest, 100% of scientific publications originating from public funding should be available in Open Access.
In collaboration with the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), swissuniversities offers scientists and scholars practical and financial support for the Open Access publication of their work.