Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Conditions of funding: Articles submitted to the publisher’s 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 accepted for publication. Funding will not be provided if publishing costs are covered by research grants, from among others the FWF, ERC, FFG. The library will review the author’s eligibility for funding. 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
Types of article: research articles, article reviews, case reports, letters, communications and technical notes.
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:
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.
In the last step of the submission, choose “University of Graz” under “Institutional Open Access Program”. The publisher uses the e-mail address to identify the corresponding author’s affiliation to the University of Graz, and then this is checked by the library. If the library confirms the author’s affiliation, the university will pay the APCs. If the affiliation is not confirmed, the corresponding author will receive the invoice for the reduced APCs.
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”.
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.