Open Access publishing agreement: IOP Publishing

Authors affiliated with the University of Vienna can publish Open Access without any additional charges in approximately 40 IOP journals under a transformative Open Access publishing agreement. Please find the agreement details here:

Validity period
Funding for

Articles in subscription journals with Open Access option: Eligible Journals (PDF)

Note: Funding for Gold Journals (fully open access) needs to be requested via the OA publishing fund.

Funding requirements
  • You are "corresponding author" of the article in question.
  • You are affiliated1) with the University of Vienna on the date of acceptance.
  • 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.
  • The article lists "University of Vienna" as your affiliation or as one of your affiliations.
  • Article types covered: research paper, special issue paper, reviews, letters. 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

IOP will determine your eligibility on the basis of submission metadata and notify you of the possibility to publish OA at no cost during the publication process. Your affiliation to the University of Vienna will be checked by the Open Access Office.

Details see Open Access for Austria: How to take advantage of the agreement.

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 IOP and the FWF, so there is no need to apply for reimbursement. Please note that the FWF funding requirements have to be met.