Publishing and Open Access at the TU Wien

The University Library and the TU Wien support electronic publishing of your scientific publications. These include:

  1. Theses (Master's theses, diploma theses and doctoral theses)
  2. Publications in scientific journals (particularly under open access conditions)

The University Library offers:

  • Publishing support for scientific publications under open access terms (financial support for open access by the TU Wien)
  • Publication of electronic theses, journal articles, conference proceedings and TU journals on the institutional repository, ReposiTUm
  • Support with legal questions concerning e.g. author contracts
  • Information on administrative processes and TU Wien contacts

Scientific Publishing under Open Access ConditionsOpen Access Logo

What is Open Access?

Open access means making research publications freely available online. If a journal article or other research output is open access it means that, by the consent of the author or copyright-holder, it can be freely accessed by anyone in the world using an internet connection. The copyright remains with the authors.

Read more: http://open-access.net

Benefits of Open Access

  • Authors retain copyright
  • Increased visibility and higher citation rates
  • Worldwide unrestricted access to your research without technical or financial barriers
  • Promotes international and interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Greater opportunity to do more with your own research outputs

Open Access Strategies

There are two types of open access:

1. The Golden Road

The Golden Road stands for the primary publication of scientific articles in an open access journal. The Directory of Open Access Journals provides a list of quality open access and peer-reviewed journals.

The copyright remains with the author and the articles are freely available to everyone. Many of these journals are charging the author a publication fee, also known as an article processing charge (APC).

2. The Green Road

The Green Road to open access refers to the self-archiving of digital documents in a repository either parallel to or after publication in a toll-access journal. A list of open access repositories can be found in OpenDOAR and the Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR).

ReposiTUm, the institutional repository of the TU Wien can be found on repositum.tuwien.ac.at.

The SHERPA/RoMEO Listings provide information on the self-archiving policies of publishers. Authors should supplement their publishing agreements with contract addenda which enable them to provide open access to their work or to avoid embargo periods.

Publishing Support

The TU Wien offers financial support for specific open access publications.

Open access agreements between the University Library and publishers

Besides access to online content, agreements the University Library negotiates with individual publishers often also include options for open access publication in the publishers' journals. If TU Wien researchers wish to publish open access articles, the article processing charges (APCs) are covered by the publication fund and paid centrally by the University Library.

Requirements for publishing open access under these agreements:

  • The submitting/corresponding author of the article has to be a staff member of the TU Wien.
  • The open access publication costs are not covered by a research funding agency (e.g. FWF).
  • The authors are required to acknowledge the funding by the TU Wien in the publication and to enter the publication in the TU Wien publications database. An example for the acknowledgement could be: "The authors acknowledge the TU Wien University Library for financial support through its Open Access Funding Programme."

We recommend using your institutional TU Wien email address in the submission process and submitting papers from within the TU Wien IP address range to ensure correct accounting.

Publisher

Procedure

BioMed Central
BioMedCentral

List of titles

During the submission process, the corresponding author chooses option 4 (TU Wien is a member of SpringerOpen). The publisher informs the University Library, which will check whether the corresponding author meets the guidelines.

Electrochemical Society (ECS)
ECS


ECS Plus
New in 2017

During Step 2 of the submission process, "A - Open Access Charges", the corresponding author chooses "I belong to an ECS Plus subscribing institution (…)".After the paper has been accepted, you receive a payment request. On the landing page of the invoice you select "Apply discount" and search for TU Wien.

Emerald
Emerald Insight

New in 2017

During the submission process, the corresponding author chooses the open access option. The publisher will inform the University Library.

IEEE Open Access Journals
IEEE

After the paper has been accepted for publication, you receive a payment request. You refer to the TU Wien deposit account and the publisher will inform the University Library. The University Library will check whether the corresponding author meets the guidelines.

Institute of Physics (IOP)
IOP Science

New in 2017

During the submission process, the corresponding author chooses the open access option. The publisher informs the University Library, which in turn will contact the corresponding author if any questions arise.

Royal Society of Chemistry
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New in 2017

During the submission process, the corresponding author chooses the open access option. Do not sign the standard licence to publish during the submission process, please ignore any automatic reminders you receive. Once your article has been accepted request your unique voucher code at open-access@ub.tuwien.ac.at

SCOAP3
SCOAP3

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2014-16 list of titles

TU Wien is part of the pilot project to promote open access in high-energy physics.
Starting with 2017, the following journals are included in SCOAP3:

  • Acta Physica Polonica B (APPB): Jagiellonen-Universität in Krakau
  • Advances in High Energy Physics (AHEP): Hindawi
  • Chinese Physics C (CPC): IOP Publishing
  • The European Physical Journal C (EPJC): Springer
  • The Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP): Springer
  • Nuclear Physics B (NPB): Elsevier
  • Physics Letters B (PLB): Elsevier
  • Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (PTEP): Oxford University Press

The article processing charges are directly funded by SCOAP3.

Springer Compact
Springer Logo

After the paper has been accepted for publication, the publisher informs the corresponding author of the open access agreement. If the author chooses the open access option, the publisher completes the acknowledgement accordingly and informs the library. The library will contact the corresponding author if any questions arise.

Please note: this is only valid for Springer Open Choice Journals. For funding of open access journals, see "Springer Open".

Springer Open Access Journals
Springer Open

During the submission process, the corresponding author chooses option 4 (TU Wien is a member of SpringerOpen). The publisher informs the University Library, which checks whether the corresponding author meets the guidelines.

Taylor & Francis
Taylor and Francis

New in 2017

After the paper has been accepted for publication, the publisher informs the corresponding author of the open access agreement. If the author chooses the open access option, the publisher informs the University Library, which in turn will contact the corresponding author if any questions arise.


All articles funded by the University Library will be deposited in reposiTUm.

 

Discounts on article processing charges for TU members (costs not covered by the University Library)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

  • 25% discount on the article processing charges through the University Library’s membership
  • Valid for all corresponding authors from TU Wien
  • Will be deducted automatically during the submission process

Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI):

  • 10% discount on the article processing charges by agreement with the University Library
  • Valid for all authors from TU Wien
  • Will be deducted automatically during the submission process
  • Remaining costs can be covered by the publication fund (see below) if requested.

Publication Fund

In addition to the open access agreements with specific publishers, the University Library can cover the costs of individual articles through the publication fund.

Guidelines for the funding of open access publications are:

  1. The submitting/corresponding author of the article has to be a staff member of the TU Wien.

  2. The article has to be published in an open-access journal that provides immediate and unrestricted access to the final published version of the publication. The journal has to be listed in the "Directory of Open Access Journals"  (www.doaj.org) and use strict quality control such as peer review.
    The TU Wien does not cover any publication fees for publications in subscription based journals with open-access option (hybrid journals), except for the above-mentioned publisher agreements.

  3. The publication costs are not covered by external resources or funded projects (e.g. FWF, ERC).

  4. The Article Processing Charge (APC) may not exceed 2,000 EUR.

  5. The authors are required to acknowledge the funding by the TU Wien in the publication and to enter the publication in the TU Wien publications database. An example for the acknowledgement would be: " The authors acknowledge the University Library for financial support through its Open Access Funding Programme".

Invoices that have already been paid cannot be refunded.

If you meet the above requirements for open access funding, email us at open-access@ub.tuwien.ac.at with the following information:

  • Name of the corresponding author
  • Journal title and publisher (or a link to the webpage)
  • Approximate article processing charges
  • Confirmation that the article costs are not covered by a research funding agency

Funding will be assigned based on the chronological order of the applications ("first come, first served" principle).

All articles funded by the University Library will be deposited in reposiTUm.

TU Wien Institutional Repository - ReposiTUm

Theses, journal articles, TU conference proceedings and TU journals can be deposited in the institutional repository of the TU Wien, ReposiTUm.
> ReposiTUm

Useful Links

Information Materials

Info Folder: Open Access Publishing at TU Wien (Download PDF)



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mail open-access@ub.tuwien.ac.at

MMag. Magdalena Andrae
phone +43-1-58801-44067

Mag. (FH) Ingrid Haas
phone +43-1-58801-44132

Dipl-Ing. Dr. Ingrid Bauer
phone +43-1-58801-44141

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