Funding for Open Access publishing

The University of Vienna offers a broad variety of Open Access funding schemes to support authors financially. University affiliates1 can publish Open Access in approx. 30,000 journals:

  • Open Access publishing agreements: Contractual agreements for Open Access publishing exist with a number of publishers (among them Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, SAGE, OUP, CUP, BMC, MDPI).
  • Open Access publishing fund: If a journal is not included in one of the publishing agreements you can apply for funding for articles in Open Access journals.

Check if OA publishing in your desired journal can be centrally funded via our publishing agreements or our publishing fund:


FWF funding and EU funding: As a general rule, OA funding for publications resulting from FWF or EU projects is provided by the FWF or the EU, respectively (for details/exceptions see "Funding requirements" of the OA publishing agreement in question). Funder OA policies apply.

Please note: Starting with 1.1.2024, FWF Open Access funding (peer-reviewed publications) for University affiliates is no longer being handled by the FWF, but by the Open Access Office. Further information...

Please note that there is no central funding for OA books (including individual chapters) or OA edited volumes (including individual contributions). Funding is possible via the FWF programme for Book Publications.

[1] University affiliates are defined in UG 2002 §94