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Open Access Publishing

The publishing of scientific findings is the central concern of all researchers. Only through the publishing of research results does scientific work become visible to th... [more]

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Open Access Funding

The open access publishing of contributions is often associated with costs for the authors. The University of Innsbruck tries to assist its researchers with the funding o... [more]

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Counselling and Contact

Open Access is a central aspect of scientific communication. With the Open Access Contact Point , the University of Innsbruck wants to offer its researchers a contact poi... [more]

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The University of Innsbruck expressly supports open access publications and thus the free and sustainable approach to scientific knowledge. [more]


  • Open Access publishing in Thieme journals
    Since January 2021, a new offer allows members of the University of Innsbruck and the Medical University of Innsbruck to publish open access free of charge with Thieme. Members of both universities can publish open access free of charge in about 70 hybrid journals of Thieme and have also access to the publisher’s scientific journals.
  • New offer for open access publishing in Elsevier journals
    Since January 2021, a new offer allows members of the University of Innsbruck and the Medical University of Innsbruck to publish open access free of charge in gold open access journals of Elsevier in addition to hybrid journals.
  • Open Access publishing in RSC journals
    Since January 2021, members of the University of Innsbruck are again eligible for free open access publishing with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Members of the University of Innsbruck can publish in almost 40 RSC hybrid journals free of charge and have access to over 50 of the publisher's scientific journals.
  • New FWF Open Access Policy starting 2021
    The FWF’s new open access guidelines will go into effect on 1 January 2021 and be in line with the international Plan S initiative. The new Open Access Policy applies for all FWF research projects that are approved as of 1 January 2021.
  • Open Research Europe
    The European Commission has launched a scientific publishing service called Open Research Europe. Open Research Europe provides all Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries and their researchers with a venue to publish their results in open access, at no cost, and in full compliance with the open access policies. The formal launch of the platform will take place in early 2021, but submissions are already open. The platform is accepting publications in all fields of science.


  • Training: Open Access Publishing – Services, Financing, Consultations
    Open Access - unrestricted and free access to scientific literature - is a recent and forward-looking topic. What services, financing options and supporting offers are available at the university? How can the legal framework conditions be handled? Which aspects of Open Access publishing require special attention? These and similar questions are dealt with in the course. We offer to visit your department for consultation and information events also in English.
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