Published November 30, 2015 | Version v1
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Recommendations for the Transition to Open Access in Austria

  • 1. Medical University of Vienna
  • 2. University of Vienna
  • 3. Research Center for Molecular Medicine (CeMM), Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
  • 4. Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
  • 5. Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
  • 6. Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development (RFTE)
  • 7. Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna (IHS)
  • 8. Department of Science / Technology Studies and Sociology, University of Vienna
  • 9. Institute of Technology Assessments (ITA), Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
  • 10. Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
  • 11. Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)
  • 12. Publisher of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
  • 13. Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)


Based on 16 recommendations, efforts should be made to achieve the following goal:

By 2025, all scholarly publication activity in Austria should be Open Access. In other words, the final versions of all scholarly publications resulting from the support of public resources must be freely accessible on the Internet without delay (Gold Open Access). The resources required to meet this obligation shall be provided to the authors, or the cost of the publication venues shall be borne directly by the research organisations.



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