Open Access publishing agreement: Elsevier

Authors affiliated with the University of Vienna can publish Open Access without any additional charges in over 2,100 Elsevier journals under a transformative Open Access publishing agreement. Please find the agreement details here:

Validity period

Subscription journals: 1.1.2021–31.12.2023
Pilot: 1.1.2020–31.12.2020
Valid for submissions (!) after 1.1.2020

Gold journals (fully open access): 1.1.2021–31.12.2021 (agreement renewal under negotiation)
Pilot: 1.1.2020–31.12.2020
Valid for submissions (!) after 1.1.2020

Funding for
Articles in subscription journals with Open Access option (excluding Cell Press and Lancet titles) as well as Gold journals (fully open access): Eligible Journals (PDF)
Funding requirements
  • You are (submitting) "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 can be provided by the University of Vienna (sufficient articles available).
  • The article lists "University of Vienna" as your affiliation or as one of your affiliations.
  • Article types covered: subscription journals: FLA (Full-length article), REV (Review article); Gold journals: all. Book reviews are always excluded from funding.
Funding is only provided for Open Access, not for any additional fees (e.g. colour charges, submission fees).
Author workflow

After acceptance please select "University of Vienna" as your institution in step 1 using the mouse (other spellings will prevent you from being correctly recognised) and in step 4 "Publish Open Access". Your affiliation to the University of Vienna will be checked by the Open Access Office. Processing of the agreement takes place without author invoicing.

Details see Elsevier-Austrian Institutions Agreement: Instructions for corresponding authors (in the lower section).

Publisher's infopublisher website
Consortium infoKEMÖ 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 Elsevier and the FWF, so there is no need to apply for reimbursement. Please note that the FWF funding requirements have to be met.