The GOAL-Database is here

Green Open Access

  • The GOAL-Database is here

    Dear Open Access friends After lots of work, finally the GOAL-Database is online. Organised around three entangled collections, it contains information about the publishers, journals, and their policies. The database is initially available in English, but this is only the beginning. We plan to further develop its functionalities, including versions in French, German, and Italian. […]

  • GOAL – The road of the negotiation begins to bring green results

    As you all know, GOAL is committed to the expansion of Green Open Access solutions and policies. Over the past few months, we have been mapping the field, preparing ourselves with the support of CCdigitallaw, spreading the word and gathering information from interested stakeholders, be they Open Access specialists or publishers. We have also prepared […]

  • The (un)attractiveness of Green Open Access – Thoughts and takeaways from the 25 May Webinar

    As announced in the last post, GOAL project members participated in the webinar organised by swissuniversities on 25 May. The session was lively with 24 participants. In addition to presenting the current state of the project, it was possible to compare opinions on the (un)attractiveness of Green Open Access. The project is moving forward and, […]

  • Taking Green Open Access steps to close the gap – Webinar 25th of May (Thursday) at 4 p.m.

    Thanks to the expansion and development of Open Access during the last twenty years the way we publish and the way we access information has changed substantially. Open Access is no longer a mere dream but a reality. And yet, there is still much that can be done. The world of professional and practice-oriented journals, […]

  • The road of the dialogue.

    GOAL visits the Schweizerischer Verband der Verleger der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften On 24 January, two members of our project team had the opportunity to present and discuss the aims of the project and the development of (green) Open Access in Switzerland with the directorate of the Schweizerischer Verband der Verleger der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften (Swiss […]

  • The Open Access Week is coming – GOAL will be there

    GOAL keeps going on tour to spread the word about the potentials and benefits of Green Open Access. This time it is the International Open Access Week, which will take place between the 24th and the 28th of October. Joining forces and thus fostering collaboration, the university libraries of the HfH, PHZH, ZHAW, and ZHdK […]

  • GOAL at the Open Access Days – New inputs, a poster prize, and lots of encouragement

    The Open Access Days are over. It has been two and a half days checking the latest developments of the Open Access German-speaking community, making contacts, and learning from each other. Open Access is well alive and kicking, and it keeps developing in different directions, from the consolidation of scholarly blogs as an alternative form […]

  • GOAL On Tour – Come and meet us on the Open Access Days

    GOAL’s commitment to unlocking the potential of green open access publishing means a commitment to explore the collaborative way between different actors: academic libraries, publishers, researchers… If you want to get an insight and discuss what it can look like, come, and meet the GOAL team in the coming Open Access Days.  We will actively participate […]

  • Mapping the (green) landscape – GOAL’s first report is online

    The first thing you must do if you want to change a landscape is to map it. Only by mapping it, it is possible to know the landscape and find what can be done to improve it. As GOAL wants to unlock the green Open Access potential, in the first phase of the project the […]

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

    To publish Open Access does not mean simply uploading a publication and making it freely available on the Internet. Much on the contrary, the different roads to proper Open Access publishing are marked by legal frameworks to ensure that all involved parties – the authors, their funders, the publishers, the libraries, the readers – are […]