Open Access publishing agreement: Springer

Authors affiliated with the University of Vienna can publish Open Access without any additional charges in over 2,000 Springer journals under a transformative Open Access publishing agreement. Please find the agreement details here:

Validity period
1.1.2022–31.12.2023 (renewal expected)
Funding for

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

Notes: Gold journals ("SpringerOpen") are covered under the BMC/SpringerOpen agreement. Nature branded journals are not included in the agreement.

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: OriginalPaper, ReviewPaper, BriefCommunication oder ContinuingEducation. Book reviews are always excluded from funding.
  • 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 currently be provided by the University of Vienna (sufficient remaining articles available).
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

The publisher recognises eligible authors and informs them accordingly after acceptance. The affiliation of the "corresponding author" to the University of Vienna will be checked by the Open Access Office.

For details, see FAQs for authors.

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 (regardless of whether the corresponding author was involved in the project). There is a dedicated Open Access agreement between Springer and the FWF, so there is no need to apply for reimbursement. Please note that the FWF funding requirements have to be met.