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 (hybrid). Articles in Gold journals (fully open access) are also eligible and processed as part of the agreement workflow: Eligible Journals (PDF)

Funding requirements
  • The "corresponding author" of the article is affiliated1) with the University of Vienna on the date of acceptance.
  • The "corresponding author" states "University of Vienna" as their affiliation or as one of their affiliations in the article.
  • Article types covered: research paper, special issue paper, reviews, letters. Book reviews are always excluded from funding.
  • The following applies to articles resulting from FWF projects: funding can be provided by the University of Vienna (a CC BY 4.0 licence must be selected in order to comply with the FWF mandate!).
  • The following applies to articles resulting from EU projects: funding can be provided by the University of Vienna.
Funding is only provided for Open Access (Article Processing Charges, APCs), not for any additional fees (e.g. colour charges, submission fees).
InvoicingNo invoicing, OA costs fully covered by publishing agreement.
Author workflow

IOP determines eligibility on the basis of submission metadata and notifies eligible authors of the possibility to publish OA at no cost during the publication process. The affiliation of the "corresponding author" to the University of Vienna will be checked by the Open Access Office.

For details, see Open Access for Austria: How to take advantage of the agreement.

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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.