It is recommended that ÖAW authors retain their right to publication on the homepage of their mother institution or on their personal homepages.

The following is a possible amendment to the authors’ contract:

German: "Für eine Online-Veröffentlichung des Werkes wird dem Verlag ein einfaches Nutzungsrecht eingeräumt. Dem Autor steht es frei, eine digitale Kopie des Dokumentes vor/während/nach der Publikation durch den Verlag zeitlich unbeschränkt auf einen öffentlich zugänglichen akademischen Non-Profit- Server zu legen."

English: "I hereby declare that I do not wish to assign the exclusive copyright to (name of the publishing house), but reserve the right to publish the article in full on an open access platform."

Register your publication with us. We will check what is required to allow your publication to be electronically available from the EPUB.OEAW repository.

A large number of publishing houses have accepted the wish for parallel or delayed open access publication of journal articles (see

For frequently asked questions about copyright and the internet, please refer to the database:

This database has been developed by the Institute of Technology Assessment of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.