Open access publishing in Emerald journals

Articles from FWF-funded projects published in journals that are part of this agreement can be published open access free of charge until the end of 2027 at the latest.

Please note that the criteria listed below must be met. In addition, the following FWF requirements must be complied with:

  • the article must be published with a CC BY licence
  • the acknowledgement must contain the following text:
    This research was funded in whole / 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.
    or for German-language publications:
    Diese Forschung wurde gänzlich / teilweise durch den Wissenschaftsfonds FWF finanziert [Grant-DOI]. Zum Zweck des freien Zugangs hat der:die Autor:in für jedwede akzeptierte Manuskriptversion, die sich aus dieser Einreichung ergibt, eine „Creative Commons Attribution CC BY“-Lizenz vergeben.
    Please make sure to enter the grant DOI instead of the project number.

Members with active employment contracts or students of the University of Innsbruck can publish open access in the publisher's subscription-based journals without having to pay additional article processing charges. This agreement also includes the online access to almost all of the publisher's journals and is valid since 2017.

Which journals can researchers of the university publish in?

You can publish open access in the around 300 Emerald journals. You can find a list of eligible journals here.

Who can publish open access?

Eligible are authors, who

  • are corresponding authors of the article
  • are members with active employment contracts or students of the University of Innsbruck
  • whose articles were accepted by one of the Emerald Group's journals
  • are publishing an original research article
Procedure/Verification Process:

Throughout the publishing process, the corresponding author is informed about the option of OA publishing. Authors are asked to indicate their affiliation with the University of Innsbruck or the Medical University of Innsbruck and whether they want to publish open access. After verification of the authorisation, the author is informed. Please use your institutional email address and indicate the university to facilitate the verification of your affiliation with the university. The article is published under a Creative Commons licence (CC-BY).

If you have any questions, please contact
University and State Library of Tyrol | Electronic Resources Department
Lisa Hofer, tel: +43 (0) 512 507 / 25073
Erika Pörnbacher, tel: +43 (0) 512 507 / 25070

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