What is SONAR

The Swiss Open Access Repository is an archive of scholarly publications. It collects and promotes open access publications by authors affiliated with Swiss public research institutions. It does so by aggregating content and metadata from international sources as well as from institutional repositories (IR) of Swiss Higher Education Institutions (HEI).

SONAR also proposes a subscription-based IR hosting service for interested HEIs, thereby acting as their primary research showcase and allowing their authors to directly deposit their publications.

SONAR contributes to the Swiss national Open Access strategy and its action plan, led by swissuniversities.

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IR hosting

Institutional Repository as a Service (IRaaS) provided in two distinct forms:
  • As a shared, multi-institutional portal
  • As dedicated, individually customized portals
Status: in production   |   Details: IR hosting

Content tracking and processing

  • Acquisition of Swiss affiliated research publications from external sources and Swiss IRs.
  • Enrichment of Swiss IRs with externally retrieved publications.
Status: prospective service   |   Details: Content tracking

Open Access monitoring

Measuring scientific publication activity in Switzerland, namely of Open Access adoption, in the framework of the Swiss national Open Access strategy and its action plan [to be planned]
Status: prospective service

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