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

In order to be eligible for support, a work 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,
  • or published in Hybrid Open Access journals of following publishers: IOP Publishing, Royal Society of Chemistry and Taylor & Francis. Further information at Publisher Agreements on OA.
  • already accepted for publication at the time of application for funding support.
  • Article Processing Charges must be billed to IST Austria and paid by a research group cost center.
  • The fund can only be applied if no other grant is available.

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

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
  • Finally IST Library will transfer the amount to your cost center.

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