OA publishing in Springer 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.

Since 2016, members with active employment contracts or students of the University of Innsbruck and the Medical University of Innsbruck can publish open access free of charge in around 1,600 Springer hybrid journals and have access to around 2,000 scientific papers.

Which journals can researchers of the university publish in?

You can publish open access in the 1,600 Springer journals that offer the open choice option. You can find a list of open choice journals here.

Who can publish open access?

Eligible are authors, who

  • are corresponding authors of the articles
  • are university members with active employment contracts or students of the University of Innsbruck or the Medical University of Innsbruck
  • whose articles were accepted by a journal that supports open choice
  • are publishing an OriginalPaper, ReviewPaper, BriefCommunication or Continuing Education article

ATTENTION: It is not permitted to retrospectively change the corresponding author.

Procedure/Verification Process:

After an article is accepted, the corresponding author is asked to indicate his/her affiliation with the University of Innsbruck or the Medical University of Innsbruck and agree to the open access conditions.
The affiliation is verified by the university/University Library and Springer (e.g. via email address or IP address). As corresponding author, please use your institutional email address instead of your private email address.
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
email: ulb-emedien@uibk.ac.at

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