The Library of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna offers BOKU scientists the possibility to publish scientific articles Open Access in the following journals free of charge:
(Attention: limited number of articles - first come, first served)

  • Hybrid journals from Elsevier and Cell Press
  • Gold Open Access journals from Elsevier, Cell Press and The Lancet

Open access fees (Article Processing Charges, APC) are charged centrally at the library. (Agreement period: 2021-2023)
The new agreement is still under negotiation (status 19.01.2024).


Who can use this offer?

  • The submitting, corresponding author ("Submitting Author") must be affiliated with BOKU (active employment status at the date of submission).
     
  • Eligible article types:
    Hybrid journals from Elsevier and Cell Press: all article types
    Gold Open Access journals from Elsevier, Cell Press and The Lancet: Full Length Articles (FLA) and Review Articles (REV)


Journal Finder (Elsevier Hybrid and Gold OA Journals)

Cell Press Hybrid Journals
 

Workflow:

During submission the corresponding author chooses the BOKU as affiliation.

Once your article is accepted for publication, you have to complete the author journey and choose the publishing options.

  • Select the affiliation details
  • Add co-authors and funder details
  • Choose “Publish Open Access”
  • Select a CC License: CC BY 4.0 (recommended) or CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
  • Select the rights
  • Agree to the Journal License Publishing Agreement
  • Summary Page “Review Order”

The affiliation details are used to identify the author and match her/him to the Austrian institution agreement for the payment of the OA fees*.

Please mention the funding in the acknowledgements of the article (Open access funding provided by University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)).


*) Please note: Extra fees such as page charges, color-in-print charges, manuscript conversion are charged directly to the authors and are exempt from this agreement and have to be financed yourself. Refunding from the publication fund is unfortunately not possible.
 

Further information about OA Publishing agreement with Elsevier:
https://www.elsevier.com/open-access/agreements/austria

https://www.kemoe.at/english/open-access/elsevier-open-access-english
 

Please direct questions to ub.support(at)boku.ac.at.

 

UB Bodenkultur  (ub.support(at)boku.ac.at)