Lib4RI Open Access Information Events at PSI and WSL

Jochen Bihn and Lothar Nunnenmacher, 19. June 2014

Open Access (OA) means unrestricted, online access to scholarly research papers for reading and productive re-use, not impeded by any financial, legal or technical barriers. The transition from “Closed Access” to “Open Access” has increasingly gained momentum in the last years. A recent study concludes that one-half of all papers published in 2011 are now freely available. In addition, more and more funding agencies require that research results of funded projects are published Open Access. The debate about the quality of the peer review process of OA journals has recently gained much attention.

We give a general introduction to the topic, the different OA models and provide information on current developments in Open Access. In the subsequent discussion, we answer questions and look forward to learn about your personal experiences with Open Access.

The events are targeted to everyone at PSI and WSL interested in the dissemination of research results, especially to actively publishing scientists and project managers.

WSL Davos: Mon, 23 June 2014, 10:15am – ca. 11:45am, Hörsaal B, EG
WSL Birmensdorf: Wed, 25 June 2014, 10:15am – ca. 11:45am, Englersaal
Presentation Slides (PDF, 2.5 MB)

PSI Villigen: Thu, 26 June 2014, 3:00pm – ca. 4:30pm, Auditorium, WHGA/001
Presentation Slides (PDF, 2.5 MB)
An Author’s Perspective (PDF, 0.5 MB)

Sessions will be held in English. No registration required.


Stephanie Hofmann

t +41 58 765 5032

Dr. Bobby Neuhold

t +41 58 765 5133

Dr. Lothar Nunnenmacher

t +41 58 765 5221