Open Access Policy for FWF-funded projects


As a signatory of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, the FWF is committed to advancing sustained Open Access to scholarly publications and research data.

To this end, the FWF requires and supports all project leaders and project staff members to make their peer-reviewed research results freely available through the Internet.


Mandatory Open Access Options for Research Publications

  • Gold Open Access

    Open Access to publications is ensured through direct publication in an Open Access venue.
  • Hybrid Open Access

    If offered by publishers and if explicitly chosen by FWF-funded authors, the costs of Open Access to single contributions in a subscription venue (Hybrid Open Access) can also be covered. The journals or proceedings have to be listed in Web of Science or Scopus.
  • Green Open Access

    Open Access to publications can also be ensured by self-deposition of the author’s accepted manuscript (after peer-review but prior to publishers copy editing and production) in any sustainable subject or institutional repository (see Section II, Archiving). If there is a restricted period during which such archiving is not permitted, the period should not be longer than 12 months.
  For the GREEN OPEN ACCESS you can use PHAIDRA - the repository of University of Vienna (please pay attention on the embargo-time of your journal - not longer than 12 months).

For entering your publication into PHAIDRA you should use the portal u:scholar.

projektSERVICE can help you uploading your publication.

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