SNSF application preparation
- PhD Candidates
Following the Open Access Policy Guidelines of Università della Svizzera italiana (attached), the results of research financed by public funds should be published electronically so that they are freely and immediately available without charge and can thus be reused by third parties, since they are considered as a public good.
Researchers may publish in Gold-road Open Access journals or deposit a publication in an institutional or discipline-specific repository after its publication (Green-road). Moreover, specific read&publish agreements regarding the price of APCs have been reached with some publishers, allowing USI researchers to publish hybrid open access articles free of charge.
What is gold, green and hybrid open access?
The attached diagram shows how to proceed to publish your research results in a journal, with detailed information on cost coverage and compliance with funders requirments in terms of Open Access.
The SNSF awards grants towards the costs and fees for:
APCs and BCPs are only granted for publishing research results obtained in research projects funded by the SNSF.
Please refer to the relevant SNSF regulations and in case of any doupt contact the Research and Transfer Service in advance.
Some other costs related to Open Access publications are covered by the Università della Svizzera italiana.
In particular, two types of costs are covered by USI:
USI does not cover printing costs, optional costs for colour printing and extra costs for open access publications in closed access journals (hybrid approach). If a traditional journal offers you the possibility to pay an extra for open access do not accept! Unless this is included in a specific read & publish agreement (see below).
In case of any doubt, please contact the Research and Transfer Service in advance.
Specific agreements regarding the price of APCs have been reached with some publishers. This gives to researchers affiliated at USI the opportunity to publish gold or hybrid open access articles for free in several journals.
To this purpose, the email address of USI or of an associated institute shall be used during the article submission process.