Support of infrastructures

In cooperation with national and international stakeholders, Austrian institutions are actively involved in discussions and negotiations on the conversion of the publication system to Open Access. Below we provide an overview of the most important partner institutions and projects.

arXiv.org

With over 1,100,000 documents, arXiv is the most important subject repository for physics, mathematics etc. 

Website: http://arxiv.org/

Participants from Austria

Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)

The "Confederation of Open Access Repositories" (COAR) fosters visibility of research output by connecting repositories.

Website: http://www.coar-repositories.org/

Participants from Austria

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The "Directory of Open Access Journals" (DOAJ) is a freely available directory of quality tested OA journals. 

Website: http://doaj.org

Participants from Austria

Europe PMC

Europe PMC is a repository providing access to worldwide life sciences articles, books, patents, and clinical guidelines. 

Website: https://europepmc.org/

Participants from Austria

Knowledge Unlatched

Knowledge Unlatched is an initiative that promotes Open Access books. This worldwide consortium collectively funds selected books so they can be made freely available on open portals such as OAPEN.

Website: http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org

Participating institutions from Austria: Austrian Academy of Sciences, University of Vienna

OAPEN

The OAPEN Library contains freely available scholarly books, mostly from the humanities and social sciences. OAPEN cooperates with publishers to establish a quality tested collection of Open Access books and offers services to publishers, libraries and funders in the areas of quality assurance, dissemination, and digital long-term preservation.

Website: http://oapen.org

Participating institutions from Austria: Austrian Science Fund, University of Vienna, Böhlau publishing, Holzhausen publishing

Open Knowledge Maps

Open Knowledge Maps is dedicated to dramatically improving the visibility and reusability of scientific knowledge. To this end, the charitable nonprofit organization provides a visual interface to the world's scientific knowledge following the principles of open science.

Website: https://openknowledgemaps.org/

Participating institutions from Austria: Know Center Graz


Open Library of Humanities (OLH)

The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is an initiative for Open Access journals in the humanities and social sciences that was founded by scholars from Great Britain in 2015. Currently, the platform provides about 20 Open Access journals. 

Website: https://www.openlibhums.org/

Participants from Austria

SCOAP3 – Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics

The SCOAP3 project makes the publisher's version of articles from the field of high energy physics freely available.

Website: http://scoap3.org

Participants from Austria