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International Water Association IWA

Conditions of funding: Articles submitted to the publisher’s subscription-based journals and Gold Open Access journals are eligible for funding under the agreement. The corresponding author must be a member of the University of Graz at the time that the article is submitted. Funding will not be provided if publishing costs are covered by research grants, from among others the FWF, ERC, FFG. The corresponding author is responsible for securing the agreement of all co-authors to Open Access publication and the related CC licence.   


The Open Access agreement allows for publishing in the following journals: see list of titles. The 6 journals published in cooperation with Elsevier/Universitat Politècnica de València are excluded.

Types of article: all types.

Article Processing Charges: APCs are covered by the Open Access agreement. Authors do not incur any APCs. Additional costs, like page charges or colour charges, are not covered within the scope of the Open Access agreement.

Creative Commons Licence: CC-BY


Submission of articles:
IWA uses the statement of affiliation as well as the institutional e-mail address to identify authors who are eligible for funding. Therefore, please use your official e-mail address (@uni-graz.at) and, if possible, submit your article from the University of Graz network. Follow the University of Graz affiliation guidelines when stating which institution you belong to.
Articles can be changed to Open Access after publication.

Acceptance process:
You must cite the funding through the University of Graz in the acknowledgements. This is the recommended wording: “The authors acknowledge the financial support by the University of Graz”.

After publication:
Your article should be entered into the University of Graz Research Portal. The platform can be accessed from your UNIGRAZonline business card or at forschungsportal.uni-graz.at. For further information as well as instructions, (German only), please see the Intranet.
In accordance with the University of Graz Open Access policy, it is recommended that university members make previously published articles available in the institutional repository unipub, as long as there is no severe legal or financial reason not to do so.



Open-Access-Abkommen / Open Access Agreements
Universitätsplatz 3a 8010 Graz
Tanja Krstanović DW 1412

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