University Basel

University Library Basel

Academic Library · Switzerland

Team Open Science

Lucy Hindermann, Scientific Librarian Open Science
Phone: 0041 61 2079125

Program Overview

Eterna is the Open Publishing Platform hosted by the University Library of Basel using the PKP Software OJS. The service is for academic gold Open Access Journals and periodicals. It addresses editorial boards affiliated to the University Basel or institutions and organizations with a strong tie to research in Basel.
  • Publishing activities began: 2019
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: German, English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1.2
  • Individual people: 4
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Journals
  • Monographs


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs, Individual faculty
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: No
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g., local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • OJS
  • OMP

Additional Services:
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • PKP