Publish in Open Access

In general, Open Access can be implemented in two ways: The Green and  the Golden Road, both are considered as equivalent and accepted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Green Road


Publication in "traditional" journal with self-archiving on FOLIA

 free of charge

 free choice of journal


 Clarify copyright questions prior to publication

Article submission to FOLIA (Green Road)

Golden Road


Publication in full Open Access Journal

 immediately freely accessible

 cost participation by funding agencies

 Article Processing Charges (APC)

 restricted choice of journals

Fund for the Support of Open Access Publications

APC Reductions