Open access in Austria


Growth of open access publications in Austria, 1990-2018

Open access to scholarly communication in Austria has developed in the 2010s largely through government initiatives. The Austrian Science Fund and Universities Austria [de] launched the "Open Access Netzwerk Austria" in 2012 to coordinate country-wide efforts.[1][2] The "E-Infrastructures Austria" project began in 2014 to develop repositories.[3] The international advocacy effort "OpenscienceASAP – Open Science as a Practice" is based in Austria.[4][5]


There are a number of collections of scholarship in Austria housed in digital open access repositories.[6] They contain journal articles, book chapters, data, and other research outputs that are free to read.


Key events in the development of open access in Austria include the following:

  • 2007
    • June: International Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Vienna.[7]
  • 2012
    • Open Access Netzwerk Austria established.
  • 2014
    • E-Infrastructures Austria begins.

See also

Number of open access publications in various Austrian repositories, 2018


  1. ^ "Our Mission". Vienna: Open Access Network Austria. Archived from the original on 19 March 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  2. ^ "OA in Austria". Open Access in Practice: EU Member States. OpenAIRE. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Digitalisation: Research, Innovation and the Work Environment", Austrian Research and Technology Report 2017, Vienna: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, 2017, Report under Section 8(1) of the Research Organisation Act on federally subsidised research, technology and innovation in Austria
  4. ^ "" (in German). Vöcklamarkt. 2013-10-14. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Advocacy organizations for OA". Open Access Directory. US: Simmons School of Library and Information Science. OCLC 757073363. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Austria". Directory of Open Access Repositories. UK: University of Nottingham. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  7. ^ "ELPUB 2007: Openness in Digital Publishing". Retrieved 12 June 2018.

Further reading

  • Bruno Bauer; Kerstin Stieg (2010). "Open Access Publishing in Austria: Development and Future Perspectives". Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brașov, Series IV: Philology and Cultural Studies. Romania. hdl:10760/15322.
  • "Open Access in Österreich". Mitteilungen der Vereinigung Österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare [de] (in German). 65 (2): 1–330. 2012. ISSN 1022-2588.
  • "Scientific research and tertiary education: Open Access", Austrian Research and Technology Report 2013, Federal Ministry of Science and Research, 2013
  • B. Bauer; et al. (2015), Recommendations for the Transition to Open Access in Austria, Open Access Network Austria, doi:10.5281/zenodo.34079
  • Tonto, Yaşar; Doğan, Güleda; Al, Umut; Madran, Orçun (2015), Open Access Policies of Research Funders: The Case Study of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), PASTEUR4OA Case Study, doi:10.5281/zenodo.35616
  • Eelco Ferwerda; Frances Pinter; Niels Stern (2017), "Country Study: Austria", Landscape Study on Open Access and Monographs: Policies, Funding and Publishing in Eight European Countries, Knowledge Exchange, doi:10.5281/zenodo.815932
  • Walt Crawford (2018). "Austria". Gold Open Access by Country 2012-2017. US: Cites & Insights Books. Free to read

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