In which content can OA articles be published?
In subscription journals that have an OA publishing option (= hybrid).
What types of articles will be accepted?
Original papers, review papers, brief communications, continuing education
Which licenses are available?
Depends on the selected journal CC-BY 4.0, CC-BY-NC 4.0
Which authors will be accepted?
Corresponding authors who are employed at the JKU or at KUK at the time of acceptance.
How are the authors identified?
By the e-mail domain, and/or institution name (JKU or KUK), or the IP address.
Are there any costs or fees for authors?
No. There are no costs or fees for Open Access publishing in Springer subscription journals.
What is the process for authors?
After being accepted, eligible authors can view the author dashboard to select whether or not they would like to publish Open Access free of charge. The option is already preselected but can be changed. If OA is selected, the library or the Austrian Science Fund (if funding is available) will receive the application and confirm it.
Please note: The agreement does not cover additional costs for color charges.