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Open access publishing for researchers in Switzerland

New read & publish agreement with the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

Corresponding authors based at participating institutions in Switzerland are now eligible to publish open access (OA) in most Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals at no cost to themselves.

This ‘read & publish’ agreement between Taylor & Francis Group and the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries, combines continued access to Taylor & Francis journals with the opportunity to publish an increasing number of open access articles each year until December 2023. It is expected that, in the final year, close to 100% of articles from participating institutions will be made OA.

What should I do to make my research open access?

You don’t need to do anything. All accepted research meeting the requirements below will automatically be considered for open access publication under this agreement. If funding for your article is approved by your institution, you will receive an email asking you to select the Creative Commons license of your choice – find out about Creative Commons licenses.

What are the requirements?

To be eligible, articles must:

  • Be original research articles. Other types of paper, such as Editorials, Announcements, and Book Reviews, are not covered by this agreement.
  • Be accepted for publication between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2023.
  • Have a corresponding author based at one of the participating Swiss institutions (see below).

Which journals can I publish in open access under this agreement?

The vast majority of Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals which regularly publish Swiss research are part of this agreement. This includes both fully open access and Open Select (hybrid) journals. Only those titles with the highest article publishing charges and subscription-only journals are excluded. Please speak to your librarian to check whether the journal you are submitting to is covered by this agreement.

Is there a limit to the number of articles that can be made open access under this agreement?

Yes, the Swiss Consortium of Academic Libraries and Taylor & Francis have agreed a maximum number of open access articles to be published for each year of this partnership. Please be aware that this limit might therefore be reached before the end of a year, at which point the open access publishing element of the agreement will be paused until the beginning of the following year. However, even if the article allocation is reached, individual institutions may still have funds to continue supporting OA publishing. Please talk to your library for further details.

Which institutions are part of this agreement?

  • Berner Fachhochschule (BFH)
  • Bibliothek am Guisanplatz (BiG) (Bundesverwaltung)
  • EPF Lausanne
  • ETH Zürich
  • Fachhochschule Graubünden
  • Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW)
  • Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL
  • Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale (HES-SO)
  • Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich
  • Hochschule Luzern
  • IHEID – Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement
  • Lib4RI – Library of Eawag, Empa, PSI, WSL
  • OST – Ostschweizer Fachhochschule
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
  • Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI)
  • Università della Svizzera Italiana
  • Universität Basel
  • Universität Luzern
  • Universität St. Gallen
  • Universität Zürich, incl. affiliated hospitals
  • Université de Fribourg
  • Université de Genève
  • Université de Lausanne (incl. HEP Vaud)
  • Université de Neuchâtel
  • Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
  • Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften

Read our quick guide to open access publishing definitions for more information.

Keep up to date with the latest open access news

Scholarly publishing is rapidly changing, and nowhere more so than in the area of open access. To make sure you have the latest information you need to make your publishing choices, get our Open Access Bulletin. Find out about new policies, funding news, publishing tips, calls for papers, and the latest OA articles making an impact.