Open Access - OA

 

The University of Leoben considers it its social responsibility to promote and support open access publications by its scientists within the scope of its legal possibilities.

Open Access Policy of the University of Leoben published in the newsletter of 09 June 2017  MB082-2016/2017.

What is Open Access?

Open Access refers to free access to scientific literature and other materials on the Internet. A document published under Open Access conditions allows other people to use it free of charge, i.e. permission to read, download, save, link to and print the document. The copyright remains with the author.

Basically, there are two types of Open Access:

The Green Road of Open Access

The green road refers to the parallel or delayed second publication of documents after the first publication in a traditional publisher's publication on an institutional or disciplinary Open Access repository (self-archiving).


If you want to publish in a traditional journal, it is important in the spirit of the green road of Open Access to secure your rights for additional self-archiving (second publication right or second exploitation right) on the MUL repository PURE.


Please check your author contract carefully, as publishers often only allow self-archiving on a document server with restrictions.


An overview of the various provisions can be found in the following directory SHERPA/RoMEO.

The Golden Road of Open Access

The golden path refers to first publication in an open access journal.


Publication in an open access journal is usually associated with the payment of a publication or publication fee, the so-called "Article Processing Charge (APC)".
The publication fee is usually paid by the authors or their institutions.


Rights of use of OA publications are regulated by Creative Commons-Lizenzen (CC-Lizenz).

 

The MU Leoben has concluded licence agreements with the publishers for online use (reading and downloading articles) for many journals. The contracts have been extended with individual publishers so that OA publishing is possible free of charge for members of the MUL (the APC is paid by the university as part of the licence costs). Please note that these contracts usually do not include all journals of the respective publisher.


An overview of peer-reviewed open access journals is provided by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Free OA publishing for MUL members - inclusive contracts

MU Leoben has contracts with the following publishers that include OA publishing: Elsevier, Emerald, Springer, Taylor & Francis, Wiley

 

The corresponding author must be a member of the Montanuniversiät Leoben and use the following contact and email address:

Montanuniversität Leoben, Franz-Josef Straße 18, 8700 Leoben

... @unileoben.ac.at

Emerald

In the submission process, you agree to open access publication. The university library will be informed by the publisher.

Springer Compact

After acceptance (article acceptance for publication), the publisher informs the corresponding author about the OA agreement.

The acknowledgement is completed by the publisher.

The University Library will be informed by the publisher and will contact the corresponding author in case of any uncertainties.

Fees for colour illustrations, posters, off-prints... are not part of this agreement!

 

Instructions for authors: Open Choice

Wiley

After acceptance (article acceptance for publication), the corresponding author chooses  OnlineOpen.

The university library will be informed by the publisher and will contact the corresponding author in case of any uncertainties.

A refund of the APC for journals for which there are no framework agreements is possible through the publication fund.

Elsevier

In numerous journals , "review" and "full lenght" article types can be published without costs - Open Access.

The following types of articles are now included in the agreement.

Article types:

Hybrid OA: Full Length Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports, Data-in-Brief, Microarticles, Original Software Publications, Practice Guidelines, Protocols, Replication Studies, Short Communications, Short Surveys, and Video Articles
Gold OA: Full Length Articles (FLA) and Review Articles (REV)

Additional fees - such as for colour illustrations,... are not part of this agreement!

After acceptance (article acceptance for publication), the university library will be informed by the publisher and will contact the corresponding author in case of any uncertainties.

Taylor & Francis

In the submission process, the option "I understand that an APC applies, and I, or my institutional representatives, will coordinate payment" must be selected.

After acceptance (article acceptance for publication), the publisher informs the corresponding author about the OA agreement.

The university library will be informed by the publisher and will contact the corresponding author in case of any uncertainties.

Publication support for OA articles in journals from other publishers is also granted if possible.