Open Access publishing agreements

The University of Vienna has negotiated a number of agreements for Open Access publishing. These agreements cover subscription journals (Hybrid OA) and/or OA journals (Gold OA) of the respective publisher. Details for the respective agreements can be found here:



All agreements have in common that authors affiliated with the University of Vienna do not have to pay any Open Access publishing fees. These are either part of the agreement in place or they are being covered by the University Library. All agreements are set up in order to avoid "double dipping" (payment for both subscription and OA publishing fees).


In order to be eligible for funding you have to meet the following requirements:

  • You are "corresponding author" of the article in question.
  • You are affiliated with the University of Vienna (staff or student).
  • Your article has not resulted from projects by the Austrian Science Fund, the EU or other external funders.
  • The article lists "University of Vienna" as your affiliation or as one of your affiliations.

Please also note the following two hints for submission of articles with publishers so they can determine you to be eligible for funding:

  • Submit the article from the University of Vienna's data network.
  • Use the e-mail address provided by the University of Vienna.

Below you can find detailed terms for the University's various OA agreements:
 

BioMed Central (BMC) / SpringerOpen

Validity period: since 2008
Type of  contract: membership/prepayment
Journals covered: BMC Journals (ca. 300 titles)
SpringerOpen Journals (ca. 200 titles)
Authors eligible: affiliates of the University of Vienna in the role of "corresponding author"
Article types: n/a
Licences possible: CC BY 4.0
Special provisions: none
Publisher's info: publisher website
Workflow: It is essential you submit your contribution from the data network of the University of Vienna using your institutional e-mail address (@univie.ac.at) in order for the publisher to determine your eligibility for funding. After submission the publisher contacts the Open Access Office that in turn confirms your affiliation or clarifies it with you.
 


 

Emerald

Validity period: 1.1.2017–31.12.2019
Type of contract: read and publish
Journals covered: Emerald Journals
Authors eligible: affiliates of the University of Vienna in the role of "corresponding author"
Article types: n/a
Licences possible: n/a
Special provisions: none
Publisher's info: publisher website
Consortium info: KEMÖ website
Workflow: Emerald will notify you of the possibility to publish OA at no cost during the publication process.
 


 

IOP Publishing

Validity period: 1.1.2017–31.12.2019
Type of contract: offsetting (= deduction of APCs paid from the library's subscription fees)
Journals covered: subscription journals that offer OA.
Note: Gold journals ("New Journal of Physics", "Journal of Physics Communications", "Environmental Research Letters") require a regular application for OA funding.
Authors eligible: affiliates of the University of Vienna in the role of "corresponding author"
Article types: n/a
Licences possible: CC BY 4.0
Special provisions: none
Publisher's info: publisher website
Consortium info: KEMÖ website
Workflow: IOP will notify you of the possibility to publish OA at no cost during the publication process. Your affiliation to the University of Vienna will be confirmed by the Open Access Office.
 


 

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Validity period: 1.1.2017–31.12.2017
Type of contract: read and publish
Journals covered: subscription journals that offer OA.
Note: "RSC Advances" requires a regular application for OA funding ("Chemical Science" has no article processing charges at the moment).
Authors eligible: affiliates of the University of Vienna in the role of "corresponding author"
Article types: n/a
Licences possible: CC BY 3.0CC BY-NC 3.0
Special provisions: none
Publisher's info: n/a
Consortium info: KEMÖ Website
Workflow: The Royal Society of Chemistry provides us with lists of eligible articles from the University of Vienna. We then contact you via e-mail and ask whether you are interested in publishing your article Open Access. If you are, we provide you with a voucher code you have to input on the publisher's website. Alternatively you can also contact us directly about a voucher code after acceptance.
 


 

SAGE

Validity period: 1.1.2016–31.12.2018
Type of contract: APC discount / offsetting
Journals covered: subscription journals that offer OA ("SAGE Choice"). These are the journals included in the SAGE 2016 PREMIER Package. All Non-SAGE-Choice-Journals are excepted (scroll down).
Authors eligible: affiliates of the University of Vienna in the role of "corresponding author"
Article types: n/a
Licences possible: CC BY 4.0CC BY-NC 4.0
Special provisions: none
Publisher's info: n/a
Consortium info: KEMÖ website
Workflow: Please contact us after your article has been accepted if you want to publish Open Access. We will then provide the publisher with the necessary information for invoicing the Open Access Office and you with a promo code. This code is required for a PDF form ("SAGE Choice Contributor's Publishing") that the publisher will send you as part of the publishing process. Please also enter the University's reduced price of GBP 200 (field "Discounts/special journal pricing") and a licence for publication in this form. We recommend choosing the CC BY licence since it allows the best dissemination possible for your article (CC BY-NC is only sensible if you are interested in using the article commercially yourself). You can then submit the completed and signed form to SAGE via e-mail with a cc to us. Payment is settled by the Open Access Office.
 


 

SCOAP3 – Sponsoring Consortium for OA Publishing in Particle Physics

Validity period: 1.1.2017–31.12.2019
Type of contract: switch / SCOAP3 partnership
Journals eligible: journals in the field of high energy physics: SCOAP3 list
Authors eligible: all authors worldwide
Article types: n/a
Licences possible: Creative Commons
Special provisions: none
SCOAP3 info: SCOAP3 website
Workflow: no workflow, OA at no cost is the default for all SCOAP3 journals
 


 

Springer

Validity period: 1.1.2016–31.12.2018
Type of contract: read and publish ("Springer Compact")
Journals covered: subscription journals that offer OA
Note: Gold journals ("SpringerOpen") are part of the BMC/SpringerOpen agreement.
Authors eligible: affiliates of the University of Vienna in the role of "corresponding author"
Article types: OriginalPaper, ReviewPaper, BriefCommunication, ContinuingEducation
Licences possible: CC BY 4.0, to some extent also CC BY-NC 4.0
Special provisions: colour charges will not be funded as part of the agreement
Publisher's info: Publisher website
Consortium info: KEMÖ website
Workflow: As soon as your article has been accepted Springer will send you a link to the online "MyPublication" form. In this form you will be asked to identify as an affiliate of the University of Vienna (please use your institutional e-mail address) and to agree to Open Access publication under a Creative Commons licence. The Open Access fee on the invoice will be set at EUR 0. This concludes the process on your end. Your affiliation to the University of Vienna will be confirmed by Springer and by the Open Access Office.
 


 

Taylor & Francis

Validity period: 1.1.2017–31.12.2019
Type of contract: offsetting (= deduction of APCs paid from the library's subscription fees)
Journals covered: subscription journals that offer OA ("Open Select") as well as Gold journals, see T&F Author Services
Authors eligible: affiliates of the University of Vienna in the role of "corresponding author"
Article types: Article
Licences possible: CC BY 4.0CC BY-NC 4.0CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
(depending on the journal's policy)
Special provisions: none
Publisher's info: Publisher website
Consortium info: KEMÖ website
Workflow: Taylor & Francis will notify you of the possibility to publish OA at no cost during the publication process. Your affiliation to the University of Vienna will be confirmed by the Open Access Office.