Austrian Open Access Agreement with Publisher Frontiers


On December 20th, 2017 the FWF, the University of Vienna and the publisher Frontiers signed a central open access publishing agreement

Klement Tockner, President of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) emphasised,

“The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) is pleased to be one of the first signatories of the fully transparent Gold Open Access Agreement with Frontiers. Transparency of costs, conditions and services is a precondition to strengthen Open Science; hence, this agreement may serve as a role model in terms of openness for further agreements.”

Regina Hitzenberger, Vice Rector at the University of Vienna, said,

“We are proud to be a signatory to this cost-effective and innovative open-access publishing Agreement, which will extend and strengthen Open Science in Austria.”