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Library Services for Researchers

Welcome to the information page for researchers at the University Hospitals and the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences!

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We are happy to support you with your questions about Open Access and publishing in general. Here you will find information on funding opportunities for Open Access publication costs and on making your KL-affiliated publications visible in our publication database.

OPEN ACCESS

Open Access funding via KL publishing agreement

The KL maintains bilateral or consortial (Information in German only) agreements with various publishers on free or discounted opportunities to publish Open Access:

ELSEVIER - OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING (NEW: incl. CELL PRESS and ELSEVIER GOLD):

As a corresponding author of the KL or one of its affiliated University Hospitals, you can publish Open Access free of charge in one of the journals listed here through a Publish & Read1 agreement between the KL and the ELSEVIER publishing house (eligible CELL PRESS journals can be found here.) Simply select the "Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences" as your affiliation. Additional information can be found here.

SPRINGER- OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING (NEW):

As corresponding author of the KL or one of its affiliated University Hospitals, you can publish Open Access free of charge in one of the journals listed here through a Publish & Read1 agreement between the KL and the SPRINGER publishing house. In order to be recognized as an eligible author, it is essential that you state the "Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences" in your affiliation. Further information and instructions can be found here.

WILEY - OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING:

As corresponding author of the KL or one of its affiliated University Hospitals, you can publish Open Access free of charge in one of the journals listed here through a Publish & Read1 agreement between the KL and the WILEY publishing house. In order to be recognized as an eligible author, it is essential that you state the "Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences" in your affiliation. Further information and instructions can be found here.

FRONTIERS - OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING:

By means of an institutional membership, the KL has established a cooperation with the renowned gold Open Access publisher Frontiers, in which FRONTIERS grants the KL a discount when transferring the APC2. When submitting your article (as corresponding author), please select the "Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences" as your "institutional payer" in the "invoice section" of Frontiers. In addition, it is also advisable to use your kl.ac.at, stpoelten.lknoe.at, krems.lknoe.at or tulln.lknoe.at email address when submitting in order to be recognized as eligible. The application to cover yourAPC from the KL Publication Fund will then be processsed in the Research Unit (Library Services), see also below: "Open Access Funding via KL Publication Fund".

MDPI - OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING:

As a corresponding author of the KL or one of its affiliated University Hospitals, you benefit from a consortial agreement between the KL and the publisher, in which MDPI grants the KL a discount when transferring APC2. This includes all of the publisher’s journals. In order to be recognized as an eligible author, it is essential that you state the "Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences" in your affiliation. In addition, it is also advisable to use your kl.ac.at, stpoelten.lknoe.at, krems.lknoe.at or tulln.lknoe.at email address when submitting in order to be recognized as eligible. The application to cover your APC from the KL Publication Fund will then be processed in the Research Unit (Library Services), see also below: "Open Access Funding via KL Publication Fund".

KARGER OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING:

Open Access publishing is free of charge for members of the KL and its University Hospitals in all KARGER journals - there are no APC2 for authors. When submitting your article (as corresponding author), please use your kl.ac.at, stpoelten.lknoe.at, krems.lknoe.at or tulln.lknoe.at email address in order to assert your claim to free open access publishing. Additional information can be found here.

IWA (International Water Association) OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING:

As a corresponding author of the KL or one of its affiliated University Hospitals, you can publish Open Access free of charge in one of the journals listed here through a Publish & Read1 agreement between the KL and the IWA PUBLISHING Press. Simply select the "Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences" as your affiliation. Additional information can be found here.

Publish & Read - agreement: consortial agreement with a publisher in which the university pays for access to the publisher’s content (“Read”), but also for the open access of its authors (“Publish”).
2 APC: Article Processing Charges - publication fees for Open Access publications

Open Access funding via KL publication fund

Under certain conditions and compliance with formal criteria, the KL can assume the publication costs for your Open Access publication (APC):

Requirements for the assumption of Open Access publication fees

Application for the assumption of Open Access publication fees (via the web form in OpenCampus)

Open Access at the KL

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Open Access Policy at the KL

As a signatory to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge, the Karl Landsteiner Private University of Health Sciences (KL) supports processes to promote the transition from subscription-based publication models to Open Access-based publication channels.

The KL considers it a social obligation to make the publications of its researchers free of charge, unrestricted and freely available on the Internet.

The electronic form of publication enables new forms of scientific communication, knowledge networking and knowledge transfer. In the "Open Science Movement", scientists share their findings and data, sometimes in real time, with one another and with the public [1].

Open Access also gives those people and institutions access to research results who did not previously have that or were unable to finance it. This presents a high social value, especially for knowledge-intensive professional fields such as doctors and health professions.

The KL would therefore like to motivate its researchers to make their publications freely accessible by publishing them in peer-reviewed Open Access journals [2].

The KL preferably promotes the "golden way" or gold Open Access (this means that the article appears free of charge and freely accessible as soon as it is published, without a full-text embargo [3]), especially through agreements and collaborations with publishers [4], but also by providing an Open Access Publication Fund in which the KL pays the Open Access publication fees or APC [5] for publications in high-ranking specialist journals, in compliance with certain criteria. The KL is also happy to advise its researchers on finding suitable gold Open Access journals for their publication.

Advice is also offered when publishing on the so-called “green way” of Open Access (secondary publication in repositories). The “hybrid way” (the “buying out” of individual articles in subscription-based journals) is also promoted in individual cases and after careful examination of alternative publication options. In any case, hybrid Open Access publishing is permitted if it is done within the framework of a publishing agreement. [6]

Through targeted financial support for gold Open Access publications, participation in or negotiation of Open Access publishing agreements (for gold and hybrid Open Access) as well as consultation and assistance with secondary publishing (green Open Access), the KL also provides Plan S-compliant Open Access publishing for its researchers [7].

In the interests of good scientific practice, the KL also supports its researchers in the Open Access publication of their research data. A separate research data policy is in preparation [8].

07.05.2021

 

[1] OANA OA recommendation https://zenodo.org/record/33178#.YDdersQxlPY [07.05.2021]

[2] If the guidelines of the funding agencies allow, APCs are to be included in the project budget in the context of third-party projects.

[3] “Full text embargo” means that full texts of articles are only freely accessible after a certain period of time. 

[4] These are predominantly "Publish & Read" agreements: these are consortial contracts with publishers in which the university pays for access to published content (“Read”), as well as for the Open Access publication of its authors (“Publish”).

[5] APC: Article Processing Charges

[7] see: FWF Open Access Policy for peer-reviewed publications https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/forschungsfoerderung/open-access-policy/open-access-fuer-referierte-publikationen [07.05.2021]

What are advantages of Open Access?

PUBLICATION ADVICE

How do I find a suitable Journal for my publication?

The most important journals in your field can be found in the Scimago Journal Rankings (based on data from Scopus).

Make sure that your selected peer-reviewed journal is listed in at least one of the following three places:

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals

Scopus

Web of Science

Tipp: Kriterienkatalog zur Erkennung von qualitativ hochwertigen Journals und von sogenannten Fake-Journals (Information in German only)

How do I clearly allocate my publications to me and the KL?

Step 1: State your ORCID

Whenever possible, include your ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) in your publications. If you do not have an ORCID yet, register for free at https://orcid.org/. Your ORCID clearly identifies you as the author or contributing person in the context of publication activities, i.e. your scientific publications will not be mistakenly ascribed to anyone with a similar or identical name (see also problems with umlauts, "sharp S" in names, name changes, etc.).

An ORCID makes your research output more visible and listing your publications (also under parallel or previous affiliations - ORCID is independent of institution) becomes easier. You can use interfaces to other "Researcher IDs" free of charge, e.g. to your "Scopus Author ID" (Elsevier) or your "Web of Science ResearcherID" (Clarivate Analytics). However, in contrast to these two identifiers ORCID is not proprietary and has open interfaces to many other systems through which your publications can then also be imported into your ORCID profile: e.g. Pubmed, BASE, CrossRef.


Manage your academic identity and no longer risk confusion when it comes to your personal research and publication achievements and their visibility. Useful information and online tutorials for ORCID can be found on OpenCampus (Information in German only).

Step 2: Affiliate according to the KL Affiliation Policy

With your ORCID and your implementation of the KL Affiliation Policy, you ensure that your publication can be clearly assigned to your University Hospital, your department, etc. and is therefore clearly affiliated with the KL.

Where do I find my publications?

The KL's publication database der KL maps the entire research output of researchers at the University Hospitals and the KL. Sorted by year of publication, it mainly contains journal articles, books, book chapters and conference papers. If available, the references also contain links to the full texts or abstracts of the publications.

You can also find your publications on the pages of the University Hospitals as well as on those of the KL departments. KL employees on the Krems campus can also find their publications on their contact page at https://www.kl.ac.at/en/contact-teams.

Is a publication that you and/or your team have published missing? Would you like to inform us about your latest KL-affiliated publication? Add your missing publication in OpenCampus or us!

Tips and assistance:

Useful tools and resources

  • UNPAYWALL: Use the browser extension from unpaywall.org (for Firefox and Chrome) to see whether an Open Access version is available for “blocked” (fee-based) items. Often one finds e.g. a postprint of the article (=accepted manuscript version).
  • OPEN KNOWLEDGE MAPS: World's largest visual search engine for scientific content. With this search engine, users can create knowledge maps for research topics in all disciplines. Knowledge maps provide an instant overview of a topic, as the most important sub-areas are presented at a glance and linked to relevant resources and concepts.
  • OpenAIRE COVID-19 Platform 
  • COVID-19 Hub of the ZB MED Cologne

Literature management: EndNote

As an employee of the University Hopsital or the KL, you are welcome to use our EndNote campus license, which is free of charge for you. Information on installation and the license key can be found on the OpenCampus (Information in German only) or .

EndNote workshops for beginners and advanced users take place regularly during the academic year. You will receive announcements of new courses in a timely manner by e-mail, current workshop dates can also be found in OpenCampus (Information in German only). 


A comparison of different literature management programs can be found here.

Contact Persons: Library Services

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