Open Access at IST Austria

Open Access topics:


“At IST Austria we support the self-archiving of scientific work and encourage publishing in Open Access journals, in order to make the results of our research accessible to the broadest possible audience.”

Professor Thomas A. Henzinger, President of IST Austria


To underline this basic principle, IST Austria adopted and published its Open Access Policy February 15, 2014.
IST Austria encourages its researchers to publish in Open Access journals and repositories. In order to support researchers with Open Access publications, we have compiled information on the IST Austria Open Access Fund, Publisher Agreements, Funding Agencies and self archiving on this page.

If you would like to go deeper into the Open Access topic, you can read about further reasons to go Open Access, the difference between Green and Gold Open Access or how to identify questionable Open Access journals:
Open Access in a nutshell

If there is anything you want to know about Open Access, but couldn´t find on these webpages, feel free to contact the IST Austria Library.


On this site:

IST Austria OA Fund

To foster Gold Open Access at IST Austria an Open Access Publishing Fund is available.

In order to be eligible for support, a publication has to be

  • created by an author affiliated to IST Austria,
  • published in a Gold Open Access journal listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals,
    • including a central payment agreement with Gold Open Access publisher Frontiers and MDPI
  • or published in Hybrid Open Access journals of following publishers where we have an offsetting agreement:
    IOP Publishing and Taylor & Francis.
  • already accepted for publication at the time of application for funding support.
  • The fund can only be applied if no other grant is available.


This Open Access Publishing Fund covers 50% of the charge.

Further information on the respective publishers can be found in the Publisher Agreements.

The procedure is as follows:

  • First please make sure that your article is eligible for funding.
  • In a following step the research group/author needs to pay the whole article processing charge to the publisher.
  • Afterwards the research group/author can apply for the refund by filling out the application form. Please download (PDF / Word) and send the filled in form via email to library@ist.ac.at.
  • Finally IST Library will transfer the amount to your cost center.
  • In case of a Gold Open Access central payment agreement, the library will get a central invoice, pay it in advance and will get in contact to the research group.

In case you need further details please contact the library team.


Publisher Agreements


Under certain circumstances the Open Access funding of your publication is provided by funding agencies like the FWF or the IST Austria Open Access Fund.


Gold Open Access publisher agreements

Biomed Central

If publishing in one of Biomed Centrals Open Access journals authors affiliated to IST Austria are eligible for a 10% discount to the list price for publishing Open Access.


Frontiers

Under the terms of the Austria Open Access Publishing Framework Agreement, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) signed a Gold Open Access central payment agreement with Frontiers. This agreement covers a 10% discount to the list price for publishing Open Access.

Which requirements do I need to fulfill?
Eligible authors are corresponding authors of a given article who meet the funding criteria of IST Austria.
If the author(s) are members of a FWF-funded project, the FWF may cover the APCs (more information here).
If you have any questions, or want to check if your article is eligible, please contact the library team.


MDPI

If publishing in one of MDPIs Open Access journals corresponding authors affiliated to IST Austria are eligible for a 20% discount to the list price for publishing Open Access. IST Austria signed a Gold Open Access central payment agreement with this publisher.


Offsetting Hybrid publisher agreements

To avoid double dipping (charging both authors and subscibers for OA publishing) IST Austria also signed several publisher agreements, which allow us to discount your article processing charges. Additional the subscription costs will be reduced in the following year.


IOP Publishing

In which journals can I publish discounted at IST Austria?
The agreement enables to publish Open Access in hybrid subscription based journals of IOP Publishing.

Which requirements do I need to fulfill?
You only need to be corresponding author of the accepted paper.

What do I need to do?
You can apply for a refund (50%) of the article processing charges by using the IST Austria OA Fund. Further details including the application form is to be found in the OA Fund guideline.


Taylor & Francis

Which requirements do I need to fulfill?
You need to be corresponding author of the accepted paper.

In which journals can I publish discounted at IST Austria?
The publisher offers a 30 % discount on article processing charges in more than 2.300 regular (subscription) journals with Open Access option (“Open Select”) and more than 1.400  Gold Open Access Journals.

What do I need to do?
You can apply for a refund of the article processing charges by using the IST Austria OA Fund. Further details including the application form is to be found in the OA Fund guideline.


Read and publish agreements

Additional IST Austria Library negotiates agreements with publishers to enable publishing Open Access without additional in hybrid journals for authors at IST Austria. Some publishers grant a discount on APC’s for publications in a Gold Open Access Journal.


ACS Publications

In which journals can I publish discounted at IST Austria?
The agreement is valid for hybrid ACS journals.

Which requirements do I need to fulfill?
You need to be corresponding author of the paper accepted by the publisher between 01.01.2020 and 31.12.2022.

What do I need to do?
When submitting the paper, you must select IST Austria from a dropdown menu and use your IST email address.
As soon as your paper has been accepted, you will receive an email from the publisher to select the open access option.
Then a page appears where you select “Seek funding from …”. After confirmation by the institute/library, the paper will be made open with a CC-BY license.

For further assistance please contact the library team.


Cambridge University Press

In which journals can I publish discounted at IST Austria?
The agreement is valid for hybrid and gold CUP 2020 STM collection.

Which requirements do I need to fulfill?
You need to be corresponding author of the paper accepted by the publisher between 01.01.2020 and 31.12.2022.
Article types eligible for OA publishing under the agreement: Research articles, Review articles and Rapid communication.

What do I need to do?
After acceptance of the paper you choose the OA-option. In this case, the possible assumption of the costs by IST Austria is pointed out.
Cambridge University Press offers the following Creative Commons licences: CC-BY, CC-BY-NC-SA and CC-BY-NC-ND


Elsevier

In which journals can I publish discounted at IST Austria?
The agreement is valid for hybrid and gold Elsevier Journals.

In hybrid journals you have the opportunity to publish open access at no additional costs.
If publishing in one of the full Gold Open Access journals you are eligible for a 15% discount to the list price for publishing Open Access.

Which requirements do I need to fulfill?
You need to be corresponding author of the paper and the submission date of the article should be on or after 1st January 2020.
Article types eligible for OA publishing under the agreement: Full length articles and reviews.

What do I need to do?
After acceptance of the paper, you will receive an email from the publisher to select the open access option.
Elsevier offers the following Creative Commons licenses: CC-BY 4.0, CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0


Springer Compact

In which journals can I publish for free at IST Austria?
You can publish your article open access – at no cost to you – in about 2,000 Springer hybrid journals. 
Check the Springer Open Choice hybrid journal list if the journal you want to publish in is included.

Which requirements do I need to fulfill?
You have to be the corresponding auther of the accepted paper and affiliated to IST at acceptance date (short guideline).

What do I need to do?
As soon as an article has been accepted, corresponding authors are asked in the author dashboard (“MyPublication”) whether they wish to publish free Open Access. By default, the acceptance is selected.
Springer offers the following Creative Commons licences depending on Journal Policy: CC BY 4.0 and CC BY-NC 4.0


Wiley

In which journals can I publish for free at IST Austria?
You can publish Open Access in any of Wiley’s hybrid, OnlineOpen journals at no charge.

Which requirements do I need to fulfill?
You only need to be corresponding author of the accepted paper.

What do I need to do?
Please follow Wiley’s OnlineOpen instructions at the point of acceptance.
Further information about the publication process is provided to the authors as a short information or a detailed description.


Funding Agencies on OA

FWF – Der Wissenschaftsfonds

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“As a signatory of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, the FWF is committed to advance sustained Open Access to scholarly publications and research data. To this end, the FWF requires and supports all project leaders and co-workers to make their research results freely available through the Internet.”

Read more about the Open Access Policy of the FWF and the IST-Guideline for Publications resulting from FWF projects.

The FWF provides additional funding for author processing charges on Open Access and hybrid journals. Read more about the requirements to apply.


EU Horizon 2020 including ERC

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To increase the circulation and exploitation of knowledge, open access to scientific publications shall be ensured. Furthermore, open access to research data resulting from publicly funded research under Horizon 2020 should be promoted, taking into account constraints pertaining to privacy, national security and intellectual property.”

Read more in the regulation establishing Horizon 2020

According to the Grant Agreement (Art. 29.2), the grantees must ensure open access to all peer-reviewed scientific publications resulting from H2020 projects. This can be done by providing “gold” or “green” open access. Specific steps are to be found in the IST-Guideline for Publications resulting from H2020 projects. The open access provisions apply to all types of H2020 projects – including ERC, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and collaborative projects.


FP7 – Seventh Framework Program including ERC

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“The European Commission is conducting a pilot initiative on open access to peer reviewed research articles in its Seventh Research Framework Program (FP7). In this pilot, open access to articles resulting from research funded in areas participating in the pilot should be provided within a specified time period. (…) This initiative (…) applies to the following areas:

Energy; Environment; Health; Information and Communication Technologies (Challenge 2: Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics); Research Infrastructures (e-Infrastructures); Science in Society; Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities.

Grant agreements in these areas signed after the beginning of the open access pilot will contain a special clause requiring beneficiaries:

1. to deposit articles resulting from FP7 projects into an institutional or subject based repository;

2. to make their best efforts to ensure open access to these articles within six months (Energy, Environment, Health, Information and Communication Technologies, Research Infrastructures) or twelve months (Science in Society, Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities).”

Read more about the Open Access Pilot in FP7.


DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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“The DFG expects the research results funded by it to be published and to be made available, where possible, digitally and on the internet via open access. To achieve this, the contributions involved should either be deposited in discipline-specific or institutional electronic archives (repositories) following conventional publication, or should be published in a recognized peer-reviewed open access journal.”

You can find more information about publication of research findings in the Guidelines for the Use of Funds.


SNSF – Swiss National Science Foundation

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“The SNSF requires grantees to provide open access to research results obtained with the help of SNSF grants (Article 44 Funding Regulations).“

Read more about Open Access at the SNSF in chapter 4 of “Regulations on information, valorisation and rights to research results”.


Wellcome Trust

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“The Wellcome Trust (…) supports unrestricted access to the published output of research as a fundamental part of its charitable mission and a public benefit to be encouraged wherever possible.”

Specifically, the Wellcome Trust

•   requires electronic copies of any research papers that have been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and are supported in whole or in part by Wellcome Trust funding, to be made available through PubMed Central (PMC) and Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) as soon as possible and in any event within six months of the journal publisher’s official date of final publication

•   encourages – and where it pays an open access fee, requires – authors and publishers to licence research papers using the Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY)** so they may be freely copied and re-used (for example, for text- and data-mining purposes or creating a translation), provided that such uses are fully attributed.”

Read the whole Open Access Policy of the Wellcome Trust.


Self archiving at IST

An institutional repository is a digital long-term archiving system that offers members of research institutions and universities the opportunity to systematically record the results of their work, archive them permanently and make them available to the public free of charge and for an unlimited period of time.

IST Austria also offers the possiblity to archive all publications and published research data in our repository IST Austria Research Explorer.



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