Must anthologies/collections be published open access?

According to the FWF’s Open Access policy, all peer-reviewed publications resulting from FWF-funded projects must be published open access. This applies both for entire anthologies/collections as well as for individual contributions in anthologies/collections.

  • The entire anthology/collection is considered a project result if the editor is the principal investigator or a project team member, or the anthology/collection is the result of a conference which was held as part of an FWF-funded project.
  • An individual contribution in an anthology/collection is a project result if the principal investigator or project team members publish their contributions in an anthology/collection edited by someone else.

Is the open access publication of anthologies/collections funded by the FWF?

  • Funding can be requested for the entire anthology/collection as part of the Standalone Publications programme, provided that it meets the guidelines of the programme. See https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/fwf-programmes/stand-alone-publications/
  • The open access publication of the entire anthology/collection can be funded through the global budget if the anthology/collection is the result of an FWF-funded project. To qualify, the editor must be the principal investigator or a project team member and/or the anthology/collection is the result of a conference which was held as part of an FWF-funded project.

Is funding available for the open access publication of individual contributions in anthologies/collections?

  • Funding can be requested for an individual contribution in an anthology/collection as part of the Peer-Reviewed Publications programme, provided that it meets the guidelines of the programme. See https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/fwf-programmes/peer-reviewed-publications/
  • The open access publication of an individual contribution in an anthology/collection can be funded through the global budget if it is published in an anthology/collection edited by someone else and meets the guidelines of the Peer-Reviewed Publications programme.
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