No. You can apply the Swiss second publication right only if the Swiss jurisdiction is defined in the publishing contract.
No. In this case you should apply the rules of the German second publication right.
If the publisher is not in Switzerland and the governing law defined in the publishing contract is not Swiss, you must apply the rules of the second publication right of the country determined in the contract.
Only if this is foreseen by the publishing contract.
You may choose the gold road of open access, which means that the publisher must immediately grant open access to the work. This usually happens in exchange of a publication fee to the publisher.
According to art. 382 para. 3 CO you are allowed to re-publish your scientific article already after 3 months from its first publication. However, there has never been a decision by a judge so far, on whether in such a case the contract or the law prevails.
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