Springer Compact: Open access agreement for Austrian authors

Members of the Austrian Academic Library Consortium and the Austrian Science Fund established an agreement with Springer which includes access to more than 2,000 of Springer’s subscription journals, as well as allowing authors to publish open access in subscription journals. The open access agreement covers the open access charge for affiliated corresponding authors in subscription-based journals that are offering the hybrid open access option, Open Choice. The agreement will begin on January 1, 2016.



Which institutes and Springer journals are covered by the OA agreement?

Click here for a list of all Austrian institutes covered by the open access agreement.

Click here for a list of Open Choice eligible subscription-based journals covered by the open access agreement with the Austrian Library Consortium.

How can I (being the corresponding author) identify myself as affiliated with a participating Austrian institute?

Once your article is accepted, Springer will send you a link to the MyPublication form. There you will be asked to state your affiliation. Then you will be asked to agree to the open access terms. During the production process, Springer and your institution will verify your eligibility. When publishing your article under this agreement, please ensure that your institute is shown in the PDF. Please note that color in print charges are not covered by this agreement.

As the corresponding author, you are advised to use your institutional email address instead of your private email address. This enables Springer to better identify you as eligible under this agreement. If you have any questions about the verification process, or if you would like to check your eligibility, please click here.

The corresponding author is defined as:

the person who handles the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process – from manuscript correction and proof reading, to handling the revisions and re-submission of revised manuscripts up to the acceptance of the manuscripts. The author has the authority to act on behalf of all co-authors in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript including supplementary material. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining such agreements and for informing the co-authors of the manuscript’s status throughout the submission, review, and publication process. In addition, the corresponding author also acts as the point of contact for any enquiries after the paper is published.

Which article types are covered by the open access agreement with members of the Austrian Academic Library Consortium?

Original Paper

Standard article, usually presenting new results; articles published under this article type may also be referred to as Original Research, Original Article, Original Paper, or Research Paper.

Review Paper

Standard article, interpreting previously published results.

Brief Communication

Short article submitted for rapid publication that exhibits the same structure as a standard article.

Continuing Education

Article forming integral part of further education (usually medical).


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