Open Access publishing with IWA (International Water Association) Publishing

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.

Starting with January 2019, there is a new offer for open access publishing free of charge with IWA publishing. University members with active employment contracts or students of the University of Innsbruck or the Medical University of Innsbruck can publish open access free of charge in all of the publisher’s journals and also have access to the entire publisher’s portfolio.

Which journals can researchers of the university publish in?

You can publish open access in 15 journals of IWA publishing. You can find the complete list of journals here.

Who can publish open access?

Eligible are authors, who

  • are corresponding authors of the article
  • are university members with active employment contracts or students of the University of Innsbruck or the Medical University of Innsbruck
  • are publishing Original Research, Review Papers, Brief Communication, Short Reports or Case Reports

ATTENTION: It is not permitted to retrospectively change the corresponding author after peer-review.

Procedure/Verification Process:

In order to submit an article to IWA, authors must create a personalised account and provide their institutional email address. During the submission of the article, the affiliation must be indicated. Based on these two parameters, the publisher identifies the authors' affiliation to the respective institution. The article is published under a Creative Commons licence.

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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