Peer-Reviewed Publications

Target group
Project leaders and staff members in all FWF projects of any discipline

Goals
Grants to cover the costs of peer-reviewed publications that result from projects supported by the FWF, up to a limit of three years after conclusion of the project

Requirements
For the following publishers, publication costs are transferred directly by the FWF with no charge payable by the authors (please click on the publisher’s name for more information):

Since 2014, the FWF together with the Austrian Academic Library Consortium (KEMÖ) negotiates Open Access Deals with the following publishers:

That means that the costs for Open Access articles (APCs) of the above mentioned publishers are directly paid by the FWF. Those APCs are then deducted from the publisher subscription fees of the Austrian libraries. In doing so, the double dipping effect shall be avoided.

For all other publishers, the publication costs for immediate Open Access are remitted to the publishers by project leaders and then reimbursed to the project account by the FWF. In order to do so, the resources of all ongoing FWF projects can be used. If there is no ongoing FWF project, the research institutions should make an advance payment.

In any case, the FWF must be mentioned in the acknowledgements as follows: Austrian Science Fund (FWF): project number

Funding amounts

  • Up to EUR 3,000.00 for journal articles and similar peer-reviewed publication formats (upon consultation with the FWF, exceptions may be made in certain cases)
  • For projects approved after November 1, 2014, certain price caps per publication apply (Gold Open Access = EUR 2,500.00 and Hybrid Open Access = EUR 1,500.00) and costs not related to Open Access (e.g. page charges, colour figures, submission fees, membership fees) are no longer eligible for funding; see Application information
  • Up to EUR 8,000.00 for monographs, complete collections and proceedings, but only for projects approved before November 30, 2011; for later projects, see Stand-Alone Publications

 

Validity
For projects approved after November 1, 2014, certain price caps per publication apply (Gold Open Access = EUR 2,500.00 and Hybrid Open Access = EUR 1,500.00) and costs not related to Open Access (e.g. page charges, colour figures, submission fees, membership fees) are no longer eligible for funding; see Application information


Applications
Accepted on a rolling basis

Grant decisions
by the FWF Board

Processing time
Approximately 4 to 8 weeks

Contact
publikationskosten(at)fwf.ac.at

Related Links
FWF Open Access Policy

Downloads
Application information