Open Access publishing agreements

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

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

  • The "corresponding author" is affiliated1) with the University of Vienna on the date set by the agreement (i.e. either "submission date" or "acceptance date", for details see "Funding requirements" of the agreement in question).
  • The "corresponding author" states "University of Vienna" as their affiliation or as one of their affiliations.
  • Articles resulting from FWF/EU projects2) are handled differently according to the respective contract (for details see "Funding requirements" of the agreement in question).
  • The article is not a "book review".

1) University affiliates are defined in UG 2002 §94. Should you be a research grant holder please provide confirmation to that effect via e-mail.

2) I.e. the FWF or the EU is named as a funder in the article.

Notes: With OA agreements, there is no need to apply for funding with the Open Access Office since Open Access can be ordered directly as part of the publishing process. The article should be submitted from the University of Vienna's data network using the e-mail address provided by the University of Vienna so that publishers can determine funding eligibility.