University of Bern

University Library Bern

Academic Library · Switzerland

Digital Services and Open Science

Dirk Verdicchio, Head of Open Science
Phone: +41316349595

Program Overview

Bern Open Publishing offers infrastructure to scholars at the University of Bern so they can publish their works in Open Access Diamond and Gold. Publications that appear in Open Access Diamond/Gold have the significant advantage that the version of record is accessible for free immediately.
  • Publishing activities began: 2013
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Please select
  • Publishing Languages: English; German; French; Italian; Spanish; Arabic

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals
  • Monographs

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 16
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 14
  • Contracted by external groups: 2
  • Peer-reviewed: 15
  • Required fee to enable Open Access: 1


  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: Yes
  • Other publishing entities within your library‚Äôs parent institution: Yes

Technologies & Services

Software & Platforms:
  • OJS
  • OMP

Additional Services:
  • analytics
  • cataloging
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • print-on-demand
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy: