University of Salzburg Open Access Publication Fund 

Publication Fund

The University of Salzburg offers advice and financial support to its scientific and scholarly employees who publish in gold Open Access journals. It provides a fund to cover publication fees charged by some Open Access journals (please note that there are maximum funding amounts). Many Open Access journals are financed by so-called author publication charges (APCs): After a one-time payment publications are permanently online for free.



Funding criteria in brief

  • You are eligible for funding if currently employed at the University of Salzburg.
  • If the publication is co-authored, you need to be submitting or corresponding author.
  • The publication needs to be accepted for publication, but not yet published.
  • Funding is possible for one publication per person and year.

Click here to get a complete list of our funding criteria.

Funding criteria for journal articles

  • The chosen journal is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.
  • Publication charges are funded up to a maximum amount of 2000€.
  • Articles need to be published under a Creative Commons license.
  • Hybrid Open Access publications are not covered by this fund. “Hybrid OA publications” are single articles published in regular journals and then made freely available by paying a one-time-fee (e.g. Springer “open choice”).

Requirements for the publication of Open Access monographs, edited volumes and articles in edited volumes

  • The publisher must offer an adequate peer review.
  • The fund covers a maximum of 8.000€ for Open Access monographs and edited volumes.
  • The fund covers a maximum of 2.000€ for Open Access articles in edited volumes.
  • If there is an embargo period, it must not exceed one year.

Application and awarding of funds

  • Please send the application form, an abstract of the proposed publication and a preprint or the accepted manuscript of the publication to
  • The University Library of Salzburg will check the formal criteria of your application.
  • The advisory board of the Open Access Publication Fund will make a final decision which articles will be funded.
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