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Open Access

Open Access Publishing free of charge
The Paracelsus Medical Private University (PMU) has signed three publishing agreements for OA publishing. These agreements refer to subscription journals (hybrid OA) as well as for gold open access journals (Elsevier). Members of the Paracelsus Medical University or the University Hospital Salzburg can publish their articles in journals published by Elsevier, Springer or Wiley Publishing Open Access without any additional costs (Article Processing Charges, APC). Additionally, all university members have online access to over 2,300 Elsevier journals, 2,000 Springer journals and over 1,500 Wiley journals.

OA-Publishing in Elsevier journals

Who can use the offer?
Members of the Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg or the University Hospital Salzburg 

  • who are a Corresponding Author
  • whose article has been accepted for a journal suitable for Open Choice or in a gold open access journal
  • whose articles belong to one these types: Case report (CRP), Data (DAT), Full-lenght article (FLA), Microarticle (MIC), Practice guidelines (PGL), Protocol (PRO), Review article (REV), Replication studies (RPL), Short communication (SCO), Short survey (SSU), Video article (VID)

Which journals are covered by the agreement?
A complete list of over 1,700 subscription journals as well as over 400 gold open access journals in which you can publish open access at no additional cost may be found here List of journals. Color-in-print-charges are not covered by this agreement and must be paid by the author.

How does it work?
Once an article has been accepted, the Corresponding Author will be asked to confirm their affiliation to Paracelsus Medical University and to agree to the Open Access terms. Please use your institutional email address to facilitate verification of your affiliation. After the authorization verification through the University Library, you will receive a licence agreement by Elsevier, which you must sign and return to the publisher via the author dashboard together with the selected CC licence.

OA-Publishing in Springer journals

Who can use the offer?
Members of the Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg or the University Hospital Salzburg 

  • who are a Corresponding Author
  • whose article has been accepted for a journal suitable for Open Choice
  • whose articles belong to one these types: Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication or Continuing Education

Which journals are covered by the agreement?
A complete list of the 1,600 subscription journals in which you can publish open access at no additional cost may be found here. Color-in-print-charges are not covered by this agreement and must be paid by the author.

How does it work?
Once an article has been accepted, the Corresponding Author will be asked to confirm their affiliation to Paracelsus Medical University and to agree to the Open Access terms. Please use your institutional email address to facilitate verification of your affiliation. If an article is published under this agreement, the author is requested to ensure that the PMU is listed in the article’s PDF format.

Further information regarding publishing via Springer Compact can be found here.

OA-Publishing in Wiley journals

Who can use the offer?
Members of the Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg or the University Hospital Salzburg 

  • who are a Corresponding Author (Attention: a subsequent alteration is not possible)
  • whose article has been accepted for a journal suitable for Open Choice
  • whose articles belong to one of these types: Primary Research or Review Paper

Which journals are covered by the agreement?
Open Access can be published in over 1,300 subscription journals with an Open Access option. You can find the list here.

How does it work?
After your article is accepted, select the option “Online Open” on the Wiley-Author Services Dashboard. Confirm your affiliation to the Paracelsus Medicinal Private University. Wiley will then check your eligibility for funding. Information about the agreement can be found here. Furthermore, a short instruction about the process is available on the Wiley-Author Services Interface (PDF-Link).

Funding for OA publishing in high-ranking journals

Furthermore, there is the possibility of funding for Open Access publications in high ranking journals. The publishing charges will be partially or fully reimbursed if certain criteria apply, and if they are not covered by other funding sources.

Who can use the offer?
Members of the Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg or the University Hospital Salzburg who are Corresponding Authors.

What are the criteria?
Cost coverage depends on the current Impact Factor according to the Journal Citation Report. For further details, please click here.

Plan S – The new Open Access policy by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

In compliance with Plan S, an initiative for Open Access publishing, as of 01.01.2021 every project funded by the FWF must be published open access without delay.

Thereby, scientists have three options of OA publishing:

  1. Publication in OA journal/platform (Gold Open Access)
    For this instance, the FWF reimburses the costs of publication in addition to the project funds, provided that the journal/platform complies with the Gold OA criteria.
  2. Publication in a subscription journal for which a transformative OA agreement exists between the research organization or funding agency and the publisher (Hybrid Open Access) In this case, the FWF covers the publication fee, provided that an agreement as mentioned above is in place.
  3. Archiving of the accepted manuscript in a freely accessible repository under a CC BY (Creative Commons) license without an embargo. This option must be already stated when submitting the manuscript to the publisher and must be accepted by latter [Further Details: www.coalition-s.org/rights-retention-strategy/] (Green Open Access).
    The FWF does not cover the costs for this option.

The Journal Checker Tool can be used to find out if a journal is compatible with Plan S. By entering the journal title, the funding agency, and the affiliated institution, the tool can check which type of compliance applies. Using the tool does not mean that any expenses will be met by FWF or the respective institution automatically as those have to be applied for separately.

Further information can be accessed by browsing the FAQ of Plan S or the webpage about the FWF’s Open Access Policy.

What are the advantages for the authors?

  • High visibility of your work, as all articles are freely accessible online immediately after publication
  • Easy compliance with open-access mandates (e.g. FWF, Horizon 2020)
  • Subsequent use of articles based on Creative Commons licenses
  • Automated deposit in PubMed Central (PMC)/Europe PMC
  • Open-access charges (APC) will be settled centrally by the library

Contact:

Mag. Cvetka Lipuš, MLIS
E-Mail: cvetka.lipus@pmu.ac.at
Tel.: +43-662-2420-80130