Open Access publishing agreement: BioMed Central (BMC) / SpringerOpen

Authors affiliated with the University of Vienna can publish Open Access without any additional charges in approximately 500 BMC / SpringerOpen journals under a transformative Open Access publishing agreement. Please find the agreement details here:
 

Validity period
since 2008
Funding for
Articles in BMC journals as well as SpringerOpen journals: Eligible Journals (PDF)
Funding requirements
  • You are "corresponding author" of the article in question.
  • You are affiliated1) with the University of Vienna on the date of submission.
  • The following applies to articles resulting from FWF projects: funding provided by the FWF2).
  • The following applies to articles resulting from EU projects: funding provided by the EU3).
  • The article lists "University of Vienna" as your affiliation or as one of your affiliations.
  • A maximum of three BMC/SpringerOpen publications per author per calendar year can be funded.
Author workflow
Please make sure you submit articles using your institutional e-mail address (@univie.ac.at) so the publisher can recognise you as eligible for funding. After submission BMC contacts the Open Access Office that in turn confirms your affiliation or clarifies it with you. Processing of the agreement takes place without author invoicing.
Publisher's infopublisher website

 

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) If the FWF is named as a funder in the article it is responsible for Open Access funding. There is a dedicated Open Access agreement between BMC/SpringerOpen and the FWF, so there is no need to apply for reimbursement. Please note that the FWF funding requirements have to be met.

3) If the EU is named as a funder in the article it is responsible for Open Access funding. Please note that the funding requirements in your EU grant agreement have to be met (see also OA funding for EU projects).