Open Access Agreements with Publishers


Elsevier and Austrian Institutions have established a pilot agreement to enable continued reading access for Austrian researchers and to enable open access publishing. When publishing in applicable Elsevier journals, authors will be able to choose to publish open access at no additional cost to the author.

  • The author must be the corresponding author affiliated with an eligible institution
  • The article must have a submission date between 1.1.2020 and 31.12.2020

On publication, the final published article will be made freely available on ScienceDirect under the author’s choice of open access license (CC-BY or CC-BY-NC-ND).


Beginning 1 January 2018, authors from an institution affiliated with the Austrian Academic Library Consortium (KEMÖ) may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of Wiley's hybrid, OnlineOpen journals at no charge to the author. To be eligible:

- the manuscript must have been accepted on or after 1 January 2018

- the corresponding author must be affiliated with a KEMÖ eligible Institution at the point of acceptance (see link below)

- the author must order OnlineOpen at the point of acceptance by using the Wiley Author Workflow (see link below)

-  all primary research and review articles qualify

Springer Compact

Members of the Austrian Academic Library Consortium and the Austrian Science Fund established an agreement with Springer which includes access to more than 2,000 of Springer’s subscription journals, as well as allowing authors to publish open access in subscription journals.

The open access agreement covers the open access charge for affiliated corresponding authors in subscription-based journals that are offering the hybrid open access option, Open Choice. The agreement will begin on January 1, 2016.


IIASA has established an agreement with MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) allowing authors to benefit from a 10% discount on article processing charges (APCs) when publishing in an MDPI journal. The agreement starts May 15, 2016 and has been renewed for 2019.

MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) is an academic open access publisher based in Basel, Switzerland, and was initially founded in 1996 to collect and preserve rare chemical research samples. All MDPI content is open access, distributed under a Creative Commons License and hence freely accessible to readers. MDPI finances its publications through article processing charges (APC), paid by authors and their institutions.

Taylor and Francis

As a member of the Austrian Academic Consortium (Kooperation E-Medien Österreich, KEMÖ) we have signed an agreement with the Taylor & Francis Group on offsetting article publishing charges against subscription costs for KEMÖ members for the subscription contract 2017-2019.

Researchers affiliated with IIASA may publish (as corresponding authors) papers choosing the open access option in selected Taylor & Francis journals (without additional payment of APCs). The publisher will ask you whether you’d like to make use of this opportunity once your paper has been accepted in the publication process.


All Austrian Consortium members (will be granted free Open Access publication for affiliated researchers. 

If you are an author from any one of the institutions listed here, you are eligible for a full Open Access waiver. Please ensure you are listed on your article as the corresponding author and that you include your full institutional affiliation and associated e-mail address. We strongly recommend that you read the Read & Publish guidelines to ensure the waiver is applied.

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Last edited: 29 April 2020

Taylor & Francis Agreement

Springer Compact Agreement

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