Open Access: FWF policy as role model, Christmas is over and a rebellion is proclaimed!

To celebrate the international Open Access Week, the FWF informs about upcoming events.

Austrian Open Access Agreement with Publisher Springer

By an agreement of the Austrian Academic Library Consortium KEMÖ and the Austrian Science Fund FWF with the academic publisher Springer, researchers from Austria have now the option of publishing their research open access in more than 1,600 journals without article processing charges. That is the second deal of this kind worldwide and accelerates the transformation to Open Access in academic publishing.

Reinhold Mitterlehner and Pascale Ehrenfreund present Wittgenstein Award to Claudia Rapp. 20-year anniversary of START/Wittgenstein.

Austria's largest research prize awarded – Eight outstanding junior researchers inducted into the prestigious START Programme.

Science Europe Welcomes Protection of H2020 Budget

Science Europe welcomes the decision by the European Parliament’s Committees on Industry, Energy and Research (ITRE), Budget (BUDG) and Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) to protect the Horizon 2020 budget from a proposal to reallocate part of its funds for the EFSI plan.

FWF Annual Press Conference 2015: "Light and Shadows"

At the annual press conference, the FWF's Executive Board and its Managing Director presented facts and figures from the year 2014 and demonstrated how the FWF contributes to strengthening Austria as a location for science and research.

Opening of Science Europe High Level Workshop 2015

This year's High Level Workshop, which was organised by the FWF in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and Science Europe, was opened by Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner, FWF President Pascale Ehrenfreund and Science Europe President Miguel Seabra in Vienna on April 13th.

Open Access News

Lynne Chisholm, 1952 - 2015

The FWF is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Professor Lynne Chisholm on 1st March.

New tool for assessing academic journals

Quality Open Access Market (QOAM) is an assessment tool for researchers to evaluate more than 17.000 open access journals incl. conventional journals with an open access option.

High need for Open Access

In 2013 the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) has commissioned a survey among the Austrian scientific community.Questions concerning Open Access were also part of the survey.

Open Access Books funded by the FWF are highly used

This year the FWF E-Book Library and the OAPEN Library will grow to a level of around 300 books.

Open Access means the free (re-) use of research results

The FWF Open Access Policy will continue to require the use of Creative Commons licenses