IIASA open access policy

As a signatory of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, IIASA is committed to advancing sustained open access to scholarly publications. To this end, IIASA requires and supports all IIASA researchers to make their research results freely available.

In accordance with this policy, IIASA is committed to providing unrestricted and cost-free online access to scientific publications for all users and researchers as widely as possible. The main goal is to increase the visibility, use, and impact of research output, and thereby generate added value for the scientific community and other users of research.

As a minimum, the institute requires all IIASA researchers to deposit a complete version of
each peer-reviewed research article that they author into the IIASA institutional repository in order to make it freely accessible within 12 months of its online publication date (green open access). IIASA provides the infrastructure necessary for electronic publishing and archiving to its researchers along with support on copyright issues.

IIASA also encourages its researchers to publish their research in journal articles or books that are made available for free to all users (gold open access), provided that appropriate and suitable peer-reviewed journals are available. The institute will help researchers find funds to cover publication costs through grants or other funding opportunities, and additional financial support will be provided through a dedicated IIASA open access publications fund to cover some of the publishing fees.

In addition, IIASA encourages its researchers that are publishing in books to negotiate open access; and provides advice and support to the researchers to achieve this.

The open access policy at IIASA will be put into practice from 1 January 2016.

Recognizing the changing nature of open access publishing, IIASA Council will review
this policy every two years.

(IIASA Council Resolution 624, Appendix 1)

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Last edited: 22 March 2016


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