For publications with a publisher with which the FWF has a publishing agreement, the costs are transferred directly from the FWF to the publisher (see the list of publishers).
If there is no publishing agreement between the publisher and the FWF, the publication costs must be paid in advance and then a PUR application can be submitted via elane. For more information on this, please refer to the application guidelines (pdf, 146KB).
What documents are required for a PUR application?
1. An electronic version of the publication (*.pdf, no scanned documents)
2. Original invoice (*.pdf) of the publisher. Please note that a clear link must be established between the invoice and the article, e.g., via the persistent identifier or the title on the invoice.
3. Proof of payment in euros (*.pdf)
(a) Credit card statement and/or copy of bank transfer: the IBAN of the credit card or bank account must be shown in full, and
(b) an SAP expense list including stamp and signature of the bursar’s or finance office of the research institution.
In both cases, a clear link between the invoice and the proof of payment must be evident.
Bank charges, taxes, and exchange rate gains and losses can be considered, but they must be clearly identified in the application and the amounts must be clearly attributable and evidenced by an accounting document.
How long after the end of a project can funding be requested for publication costs under the Peer-Reviewed Publications Programme?
Publication costs can be reimbursed, or publications can be funded through publishing agreements with publishers up to three years (36 months) after the end of the project or the end of the funding period.
With which publishers does the FWF have a publishing agreement?
The list of publishers with which the FWF has a publishing agreement can be found on the FWF’s website.
Whom can I contact if I have questions about the “Peer-Reviewed Publications” Programme and PUR applications?