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  • 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.
  • FWF: Funding to Establish or Modernise Scientific/Academic Journals to Comply with Plan S
    As of 1 January 2020, the Stand-Alone Publications programme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) was updated to fund the establishment or modernisation of scientific/academic journals, with the aim of meeting the minimum requirements for publication formats of Plan S of cOAlition S.
  • Open Access Week 2019 is coming up!!
    The 2019 International Open Access Week will be held October 21-27, 2019. This year’s theme is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge.” OpenAIRE will organise a series of webinars during this week, highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks.
  • Springer Nature and the Austrian Academic Library Consortium renew open access contract for another three years
    Springer Nature and the Austrian Academic Library Consortium (Kooperation E-Medien Österreich KEMÖ) have renewed their existing open access contract for Springer journals. The transformative agreement enables researchers and students in Austria to publish peer-reviewed research articles open access in more than 1,900 Springer journals without additional fees.
  • Germany: PROJEKT DEAL and SPRINGER NATURE reach understanding on world's largest transformative Open Access agreement
    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between MPDL Services, on behalf of Projekt DEAL, and Springer Nature sets the scene for the world's most comprehensive open access (OA) agreement to be finalised later this year.
  • How does the final version of Plan S affect scholars who receive FWF funding?
    Following an open consultation process, the final guidelines for the implementation of Plan S were published at the end of May 2019. Plan S comes into force on 1.1.2021 and means amended Open Access conditions for the publication of scientific articles resulting from FWF projects.
  • cOAlition S Releases Revised Implementation Guidance on Plan S Following Public Feedback Exercise
    On 31st May 2019, cOAlition S released the revised guidance on Plan S implementation which has been approved by all coalition members.
  • Elsevier strikes its first national deal with large open-access element
    Agreement with Norwegian consortium allows researchers to make the vast majority of their work free to read on publication in Elsevier journals.
  • University of California terminates subscriptions with Elsevier
    As a leader in the global movement toward open access to publicly funded research, the University of California is taking a firm stand by deciding not to renew its subscriptions with Elsevier. Despite months of contract negotiations, Elsevier was unwilling to meet UC’s key goal: securing universal open access to UC research while containing the rapidly escalating costs associated with for-profit journals.
  • Open Access Publishing with De Gruyter
    We offer scientists from the University of Innsbruck and the Medical University of Innsbruck the opportunity to publish open access in De Gruyter hybrid journals free of charge. We have agreed an Open Access deal with the publisher De Gruyter, which offers scientists of the University of Innsbruck and the Medical University of Innsbruck the possibility to publish their research results as corresponding authors open access in hybrid journals of De Gruyter without additional payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs). Special agreement for Gold OA journals: for publications in Gold OA journals by De Gruyter, there is a discount of 15% per article. The agreement also includes online access to all of the publisher's journals and is valid for the year 2019.
  • Reduced-fee OA publishing with BioMed Central (BMC)/ SpringerOpen
    The University of Innsbruck has a shared support membership with BMC, which offers scientists and students of the University of Innsbruck the opportunity to publish their research results in BMC and SpringerOpen Journals to 50% of the APC. The remaining costs are covered by the university.
  • arXiv
    arXiv. org is an open-access repository for preprints in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, financial mathematics and biology. The University and Regional Library of Tyrol provides financial support for the operation of arXiv.
  • Open access publishing with Wiley
    The university and regional library of Tyrol has agreed on an open access deal with the publisher Wiley, which offers all scientists of the University of Innsbruck and the Medical University of Innsbruck, i.e. as corresponding authors, the opportunity to publish their research results open access in the hybrid journals of Wiley without additional payment for Article Processing Charges (APCs). The agreement also includes online access to all of the publisher's journals and will be effective for the years 2018-20.
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