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Austrian Science Fund


The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) is Austria's central funding organization for basic research.

The FWF Open Access Policy requires all project leaders and workers to make their publications freely available through open access media on the Internet, see: For FWF-funded authors payment for publication charges will be paid directly by FWF with no charge payable by the author. Please note: The FWF can only cover publication costs under following conditions: One of the authors must be the project holder and/or a project worker. The FWF must be mentioned in the Acknowledgements as following: Austrian Science Fund (FWF): project number(s). If the project is still running or has not ended more than 36 months ago. Life science papers are deposited by BioMedCentral in UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) Therefore, the authors have only to link the paper with their project account at UKPMC, see:

As an affiliated author from Austrian Science Fund, you may be entitled to submit your manuscript without paying the article processing charge (APC).

If you submit from an IP address that has been registered by your institution, the APC will be waived automatically at the end of the submission process.

If you submit using a non-registered IP address, please choose your institution from the drop down list on the payment options page and our Customer Services will be in touch to check your affiliation.

If you have the membership submission code, please enter it in option 3 of the APC estimate section during the submission process.

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