Research funders supporting DOAJ’s future

“DOAJ is currently supported by several research funders who recognise the central role of DOAJ in enhancing visibility and discoverability of research worldwide and its role in the delivery of Plan S. These funders help to share some of the operational costs of DOAJ, an important acknowledgement of the critical need to secure the organization’s future independence and visibility of global open access research. …

Although  27 research funders are signed up to Plan-S, only six currently support DOAJ: Denmark – Agency for Science and HE, Austria – FWF, Norway – NSD, Sweden – Vetenskapsrådet, Finland – TSV, Netherlands….”

Brill Transforms “Historische Anthropologie” to Open Access in Collaboration with the FWF

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is proud to announce the agreement with the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) which will transform the journal Historische Anthropologie/Historical Anthropology to full Open Access by 2025.

Fallstricke und Chancen bei Open Access in der Wissenschaft – Forschung Spezial – › Wissenschaft

From Google’s English:  “For a long time, Open Access was more of a bottom-up movement. In the meantime, however, the EU and national political platforms are also campaigning for this. Free access to science is a central component of the European Research Area Policy Agenda, which was adopted in 2021 and is now to be inscribed in the national legal systems. In Austria, the Open Science Austria platform, now under the umbrella of the University Conference (Uniko), is working on the topic. The Austrian Science Fund FWF also backed Open Access early on….

In Austria, the “Austrian Transition to Open Access” (AT2OA) project, which is supported by university actors, is responsible for bringing together publication metadata from different universities – a development that puts Austria in a relatively good position when it comes to infrastructure. Ultimately, this could also result in a pilot for a research documentation system that covers the entire publication activity in the publicly funded area. Mayer emphasizes that other states, in which the activities are already structured in a national policy framework and are not only based on initiatives by the knowledge actors themselves, are already further along in this regard….”


As the first consortium worldwide, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and ten Austrian research institutes support SciPost, an Open Access publication platform in the field of physics. SciPost is free of charge for readers and authors and is based on an international cost-sharing model of leading institutions. The platform is supported by a large number of high-level researchers and has already published several first-class articles, including some from Austria….”

New Open Access publishing deal for Austrian researchers – Science & research news | Frontiers | Open-access publisher

“Under a landmark Open Access Publishing Framework Agreement signed today between Frontiers, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the University of Vienna, Austrian researchers affiliated with or funded by these institutions can now publish their articles in Frontiers’ open access journals through a simplified process that covers article processing charges. In addition to a national discount and centralized invoicing process, the signatory institutions benefit from transparent, comprehensive reporting on expenditures and research outputs at an institutional and national level.”

FWF-E-Book-Library :: Forschungsinfrastruktur

From Google’s English: “The FWF-E-Book-Library is a repository for the open-access publication of self-supporting publications funded by the FWF. Idente electronic copies of all publications submitted since December 2011 and funded by the FWF will be made available free of charge and free of charge in the FWF E-Book Library on the Internet. The joint open-access archiving of the supported books is intended to ensure a better visibility and further dissemination of the scientific publications on the Internet. For the publications to be found by their readers, the electronic copies are provided with a licensing model of the Creative Commons licenses as well as with metadata, which are linked to international scientific platforms and search engines. 

The FWF archives in the FWF-E-Book-Library not only all publications supported since 2011, but also all books published by the FWF and published since the year 2000, to which the FWF from the authors and the publishers the necessary rights were….”