b) What types of costs relating to books are met by the SNSF within the framework of its Open Access policy?

The SNSF allocates grants for the cost of publishing books, either via the expenses claimed in the context of a research grants supported by the SNSF, or via the funding instrument publication grants (see link below). The different types of digital book publications supported by the SNSF are listed in point 2.3 para. 5 of Annex 2 of the General implementation regulations for the Funding Regulations of the SNSF (see link below). The SNSF awards grants for digital book publications in accordance with the following scales:

a) A grant of up to CHF 12,000 for a basic digital book publication;
b) A grant of up to CHF 22,000 for an enriched digital book publication;
c) A lump sum of CHF 8,000 for doctoral theses or post-doctoral habilitations.

The maximum amounts quoted in points a) and b) above may be increased if the digital book has to meet higher production requirements, particularly in the case of editions and more expensive image rights. The lump sum quoted in point c) above may be increased if the publisher's calculation is submitted to the SNSF and the additional costs incurred are duly stated. In all cases, the work must appear in digital form and made available as an Open Access publication no later than 24 months after initial publication.

Generally speaking, all the information relating to the publication of digital books is included in Annex 2 of the General implementation regulations for the Funding Regulations of the SNSF (see link below).