The Open Access Week is coming – GOAL will be there

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Building up the (legal) basis: Project workshop with CCdigitallaw

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The GOAL Project

What is GOAL?

GOAL is a swissuniversities co-funded project that aims to unlock the potential of Green Open Access among Swiss professional and scholarly journals.

What do we mean by Green Open Access?

By Green Open Access we mean a secondary publication of an article from a journal that is made freely available online on a disciplinary or institutional repository.


Because Green Open Access is a sustainable way to promote Open Access among

  • Publishers
  • Libraries
  • Researchers

Which kind of journals do we target?

We target journals primarily based in Switzerland, which publish in different languages (German, French, Italian) rather than English, are practice-oriented and belong to associations or small to medium-size publishers. Research -including the latest data gathered by GOAL- has shown that these journals play an important role for researchers working at universities of applied sciences and of teachers’ education. They contribute to spread the results of research and link researchers and practitioners. Most of these journals cannot flip to Diamond or Gold Open Access and have not been covered by the existing Open Access measures.

Who takes part in GOAL?

The ZHAW is the leading institution, the HSLU, ZHdK, FHNW and PH Fribourg are the partner institutions. A Sounding Board with further twelve Swiss Higher Education Institutions provides advice to the GOAL Team.