Open Access publishing agreement: IWA - International Water Association

Authors affiliated with the University of Vienna can publish Open Access without any additional charges in the International Water Association (IWA) journals listed below under an Open Access publishing agreement. Please find the agreement details here:

Validity period
Funding for

Articles in IWA journals: Eligible Journals (PDF)

Funding requirements
  • The "corresponding author"1) of the article is affiliated2) with the University of Vienna.
  • The "corresponding author" states "University of Vienna" as their affiliation or as one of their affiliations in the article.
  • The following applies to articles resulting from EU projects: funding can be provided by the University of Vienna (sufficient articles 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). Book reviews are always excluded from funding.
No invoicing, OA costs fully covered by publishing agreement.
Author workflow

The IWA 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.

For details, see IWA: Institutional Waivers.

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.