Open Access publishing agreement: Elsevier (incl. Cell Press)

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

Validity period

1.1.2024–31.12.2026 (renewal for 2024ff still under negotation, OA publishing remains possible without interruption)

Funding for

1) Articles in Elsevier/Cellpress subscription journals with Open Access option (without Lancet titles)
2) Gold journals (fully open access) inkl. Cell Press Gold OA + The Lancet Gold OA

Eligible Journals (PDF)

Funding requirements
  • The submitting "corresponding author"1) of the article is affiliated2) with the University of Vienna on the date of acceptance.
  • The submitting "corresponding author" states "University of Vienna" as their affiliation or as one of their affiliations in the article.
  • Article types covered:
    • Elsevier/CellPress Hybrid: Full Length Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports, Data-in-Brief, Microarticles, Original Software Publications, Practice Guidelines, Protocols, Replication Studies, Short Communications, Short Surveys, and Video Articles
    • Elsevier/CellPress Gold and The Lancet Gold: Full Length Articles (FLA) and Review Articles (REV)
  • Book reviews are always excluded from funding.
  • The following applies to articles resulting from EU projects: funding for hybrid journals can be provided by the University of Vienna (sufficient articles available).
    Funding for fully OA journals can not be provided by the University of Vienna (EU funding2) available).

FWF projects: OA funding processed by UniVie. Additional requirements:

  • Required licence: CC BY
  • The following passage must be included in all publications at submission:
    This research was funded in whole or in part by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) [grant DOI]. For open access purposes, the author has applied a CC BY public copyright license to any author accepted manuscript version arising from this submission.
Funding is only provided for Open Access (Article Processing Charges, APCs), not for any additional fees (e.g. colour charges, submission fees).
No invoicing, OA costs fully covered by publishing agreement.
Author workflow

After acceptance, the "corresponding author" has to select "University of Vienna" as their organisation in step 1 using the mouse (other spellings will prevent correct recognition) and "Publish Open Access" in step 4. The affiliation of the "corresponding author" to the University of Vienna will be checked by the Open Access Office.

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

Publisher's infopublisher website
Consortium infoKEMÖ website

Only "corresponding authors" are eligible for funding. "Corresponding author" is the person the publisher is in contact with concerning the article and who is named as such in the publication itself. Co-authors, first authors or last authors are not eligible for funding unless they are also corresponding authors. The "corresponding author" principle is used internationally to determine which institution covers the charges in case an article is written by authors of different institutional backgrounds. It facilitates fair distribution of costs.

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

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