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
1.1.2019–31.12.2021 (agreement renewal under negotiation)
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
  • 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 currently be provided by the University of Vienna (sufficient remaining articles available).
  • The article lists "University of Vienna" as your affiliation or as one of your affiliations.
  • Article types covered: OriginalPaper, ReviewPaper, BriefCommunication oder ContinuingEducation. 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

As soon as your article has been accepted Springer will send you a link to the online "MyPublication" form. In this form you will be asked to identify as an affiliate of the University of Vienna (please use your institutional e-mail address: and to agree to Open Access publication under a Creative Commons licence. The Open Access fee on the invoice will be set at EUR 0. Your affiliation to the University of Vienna will be checked by the Open Access Office.

Details see Guide for authors (PDF).

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