OA publishing in Springer journals


Since 2016, members of the 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 scientists of the universities 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

  • that are members of the University of Innsbruck or the Medical University of Innsbruck
  • whose articles were accepted by a journal that supports open choice
  • that are corresponding authors of the article
  • that 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 Regional Library of Tyrol | Electronic Resources Department
Lisa Hofer, tel: +43 (0) 512-507/31038
Erika Pörnbacher, tel: +43 (0) 512-507/2405
email: ulb-ivs@uibk.ac.at