About the Site

HOPE (Hauptbibliothek Open Publishing Environment)

HOPE allows UZH researchers to publish newly founded journals as well as to migrate existing ones. We offer support in technical but also in organizational matters.

When you publish your journals on HOPE, the Open Access articles will be

☛ searchable by search engines
☛ interchangeable via interfaces
☛ will be highly visible
☛ freely and openly accessible worldwide
☛ long-term preserved (planned)
☛ provided with essential metadata (e.g. DOI, Creative Commons licenses, ...)

This service platform is intended as a further step towards Open Access, especially when it comes to alternative Gold Open Access publishing models. Thus, not only the Open Access strategy of the University of Zurich is supported, but also the Berliner Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities that was signed by the University of Zurich in 2004 is affirmed.

If you are interested in publishing your journals on HOPE , then please contact us.



Open Access at the University of Zurich

Main Library of the University of Zurich


Factsheet HOPE (PDF, only GER)
Everything you need to know about the service HOPE

Sample agreement HOPE - Editor (PDF, only German)
Agreement between the Main Library of the University of Zurich and the editor of a journal on HOPE .

Sample-Publishing Agreement (GER, PDF) / Sample-Publishing Agreement (ENG, PDF)
between author and editor of a journal published on HOPE

More information about publishing Open Access journals

Checklist for publishing Open Access journals for research institutions
This list of comprehensive recommendations was published by the Open Access Network Austria (OANA).

Libraries support Open Access journals: an analysis of requirements
(Alice Keller, o-bib 2015/4, 297-313, CC BY 4.0, only in German)
The article describes research on the publication of open access journals at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

OJS-de.net: The Network for Open Journal Systems Services
This competence network unites OJS services at German universities and research institutions. The project "Sustainable OJS infrastructure for electronic publication of scientific journals" is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

OJS Website (PKP)
The Public Knowledge Project is an initiative of several universities. The first version of the software Open Journal Systems was released in 2001 and is being developed further.

About this Publishing System