Funder requirements - FWF

FWF open access requirements: monographs and book chapters

The overview below summarises FWF open access requirements only as they relate to monographs and book chapters. It does not include information regarding other research publications such as journal articles.

Summary of open access requirements:

Scope of policy (content):

All peer-reviewed research results of FWF funded research

Maximum Embargo:

12 months embargo for books (applies only if FWF does not financially support the book publication)

Funding availability

Yes; FWF has a separate funding programme for stand-alone publications (such as monographs and edited collections), which is available for FWF grant holders and researchers who conduct their research activities mainly in Austria or under the auspices of an Austrian research institution abroad.

Licence (gold)

CC BY and CC BY-NC for book publications

Self-archiving of author manuscript

Allowed. Any licence.


Deposit in a repository is required.

For FWF funded stand-alone publications: FWF mandates FWF-E-Book-Library, from which works are harvested by OAPEN.

Deposit timing and process

Authors or publishers must deposit the author manuscript or the electronic copy of the stand-alone publication.

For FWF funded stand-alone publications: FWF deposits the work on behalf of the author immediately upon publication

Policy URL

open access policy