Open-access publication fund of Medical University of Innsbruck

The Medical University of Innsbruck provides financial support for open-access publishing by its researchers through a publication fund.

Applications can be made for publication cost subsidies (exclusively for article processing charges APCs) up to a maximum of 1,000 euros per year under the following conditions:


The “submitting” or “corresponding author” must be a member of MUI and responsible for payment of publication costs.

Requirement for publication in a journal:

  • The article must appear in a “pure” open access journal, be listed in the Dictionary of Open-Access Journals DOAJ and be freely accessible via the internet immediately on publication.
  • The journal must have an impact factor of at least 4 or be listed in class 1 in the respective subject area in Pubmon. See Pubmon publication monitor.
  • Only new submissions will be funded.
  • The publication must have been accepted by the publisher at the time of the funding request.
  • The “Submitting” or “corresponding author” must be a member of MUI and responsible for payment of publication costs.
  • The affiliation address must be Medizinische Universität Innsbruck or the Medical University of Innsbruck.
  • The journal must be listed in DOAJ and meet the quality criteria defined there or the open-access journal must have a quality-assurance procedure (peer review).
  • The article must appear under a creative commons licence.

For which costs can an application be made?

An application can be made only for article processing charges – no submission fees, colour charges etc. The invoice must be addressed to “Medizinische Universität Innsbruck / Medical University of Innsbruck” and paid in advance via the cost centre of the respective organisational unit. Proof of payment is required. Approved grants will be refunded only to the cost centre of the respective organisational unit.

No funding:

  • In the case of articles published as part of FWF projects, EU projects or predominantly externally funded research
  • In the case of redemption of hybrid open-access publications in subscription journals.

Funding is awarded on a “first come, first served” basis. There is no legal entitlement to this funding. When the funding from the publication fund of the Medical University of Innsbruck is exhausted, no further funding will be possible.

Submissions can be made only online via GAR:

Documents required:

  • Application form (generated automatically in GAR)
  • Submitted publication
  • Invoice (addressed to the Medical University of Innsbruck)
  • Proof of payment (e.g. from the finance and accounting department or via the office of the respective organisational unit)
  • Indication of the cost centre of the organisational unit to which any funding is to be refunded.

For further information about the process, please contact the research funding and innovation department:
Eva Mayrgündter
Phone: +43 512 9003-71763