Open Access News

Austrian Consortium Joins OAPEN

OAPEN Foundation and an Austrian consortium have agreed to make OAPEN’s deposit service for OA books available to all Austria-based researchers.

Pilot Programme “Open Research Data”

The FWF invites eligible applicants to submit outline proposals (letter of interest) from 18. January onward.

Pilot Programme “Open Research Data”

Supported by the Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung the FWF launches a pilot programme for projects focusing on Open Research Data (ORD) and invites eligible applicants to submit outline proposals (letter of interest) from mid-January 2016 onward.

FWF mandates ORCID for applications as of 2016

As announced in December 2014, the Austrian Science Fund FWF will mandate the use of an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) as part of its grant application process.

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.

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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