Open Access Agreement with Springer Nature Renewed

The Austrian Science Fund FWF, the Austrian Library Consortium (Kooperation E-Medien Österreich, KEMÖ) and Springer Nature have renewed their existing open access contract for Springer journals. The transformative agreement enables researchers and students in Austria to publish peer-reviewed research articles open access in more than 1,900 Springer journals without additional fees.

Open Access – Final Version of Plan S Published

The "Plan S" initiative will enter into force in 2021 and provide free access to scholarly publications. Following an intensive consultation process, the revised principles and guidelines have now been published. Together with a number of internationally renowned funding organisations, the FWF supports the initiative and is well-prepared for its implementation.

Austrian Open Access Agreement with Publisher MDPI

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and 15 Austrian research institutions have entered into a fully transparent Gold Open Access agreement with the publisher MDPI.

Austrian Consortium Announces Support of SciPost

As the first consortium worldwide, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and ten Austrian research institutes support SciPost, an Open Access publication platform in the field of physics.

cOAlition S Presents Guidance on Plan S

Plan S focuses on a freely accessible, scientific Open Access publishing system that is more transparent, efficient and fair.

The FWF Supports the Open Access Initiative ‘cOAlition S’

Science without publication paywalls: ‘cOAlition S’ for the realisation of full and immediate Open Access

The Austrian Science Board and the FWF Respond to the Recent Media Reports on the Questionable Practices of Several Scholarly Publishers

Austrian research institutions have been setting standards for quality assurance in scholarly publications for years.

Austrian Open Access Agreement with Publisher Wiley

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and Cooperation E-Media Austria (KEMÖ) have signed a three-year contract with John Wiley and Sons that combines the use of content and the publication of open-access articles.

Austrian Open Access Agreement with Publisher Frontiers

Under a landmark Open Access Publishing Framework Agreement signed in Vienna on December 20th, 2017 between the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the University of Vienna and the publisher Frontiers, Austrian researchers affiliated to or supported through these institutions may from January 1st, 2018 publish their articles in Frontiers’ open-access journals through a simplified process that covers article processing charges.

Pilot programme Open Research Data (ORD): Twelve Projects Could be Funded

Open access to qualified research data is a precondition for the reproducibility, verification and falsification of data for further scientific and practical purposes. Hence, the FWF, supported by the Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung, has initiated the pilot programme Open Research Data (ORD) in order to create role models for the openness of research data in the digital age.

Steady Rise in Use of FWF-funded Open-Access Books

For several years now, the Stand-Alone Publications programme has been funding the production and simultaneous open-access publication of academic books.The number of archived open-access books is rising steadily, as is the number of downloads per book.

41 Full Proposals to the Pilot "Open Research Data" (ORD) Submitted

While the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) has so far primarily focused on Open Access to publications, the principle of openness will now be extended to research data as part of a long-term Open Science strategy.

Open Science News June 2016

- The Vienna Principles: A Vision for Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century
- 83% of peer-reviewed publications resulting from FWF projects are Open Access
- Open Library of Humanities (OLH) in Vienna on 5 July