Researchers from institutions within Austria

IOP Publishing (IOP) has a transformative agreement with Austrian Academic Consortium (Kooperation E-Medien Österreich, KEMÖ) to enable a transition to open access publishing.

Who can benefit?
All corresponding authors that are current staff members, researchers (permanent, temporary and visiting), or students at one of the institutions below at the time of acceptance, can publish open access at no cost to themselves. The corresponding author is the author that submits the manuscript and is responsible for communicating with the journal during the submission, peer review and publication process.

How to take advantage of the agreement

This process applies to all primary research article types: Letters, Papers, Reviews and Special Issue articles. Included journals are those in lists A, B, C and D Click here for a full title list of eligible journals.

  1. At submission
    The corresponding (submitting) author must be affiliated with a member institution. When you submit your article, please supply your affiliation clearly in the article submission form and in the article itself. Please acknowledge any research funding if asked during submission as well as in the manuscript itself.
  2. At first decision
    You will be notified of identification during the peer-review process or shortly after acceptance, and your paper will automatically be opted in to open access. You may opt out at any time.
  3. Upon acceptance
    IOP Publishing will validate the article with a dedicated contact at your institution to approve funding. If for any reason funding is declined, you will have the option to find alternative funding or return to publication at no charge on a subscription basis.
  4. Publication
    All validated articles are published with a CC-BY license at no cost to the author and comply with any funder mandates for open access.

If you have not been alerted before your article is accepted, please contact the journal to ensure that your work is included in the arrangement.

Please note
A small number of journals attract additional charges including but not limited to, page charges. These remain payable by the authors.
You may find our author guide for submitting under a transformative agreement helpful located in our Transformative Agreement hub.
For more information, please contact your relevant library contact at your university

Eligible institutions
Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Graz Technical University (Technische Universität Graz)
Innsbruck University (Universität Innsbruck)
Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST)
Joanneum Research
Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Johannes-Kepler-Universität (JKU) Linz)
Medical University Vienna (Medizinische Universität Wien)
Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg)
University of Graz (Universität Graz)
Vienna Technical University (Technische Universität Wien)
Vienna University (Universität Wien)
Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule Vorarlberg)

The corresponding (submitting) author must be affiliated to one of the above, and enter this during manuscript submission.

For more information about the offsetting agreements, or to enquire about APC funding, please email the relevant library contact at your university. Contact details can be found on the Austrian Academic Consortium website.

If you are an author and have any queries that you would like to send to us directly, please contact our open access team.