Open Access – unrestricted access to scientific publications – is an ongoing trend in the scientific community. Open Access makes scientific publications and other digital material, such as research data, freely accessible via the world-wide web. IST Austria is committed to provide unrestricted and cost-free online access to scientific publications for all users and researchers as widely as possible. The main goal is to increase the visibility, use, and impact of research output, and thereby generate added value for the scientific community. To support the idea, IST Austria adopted and published its Open Access Policy on February 15, 2014.

IST Austria encourages its researchers to publish Open Access journals and repositories. For this reason we would like to provide information about Open Access to our researchers, but also to the interested public.