Open-Access Policy

The University of Salzburg
  • is committed to the principles of open-access publishing.
  • supports its employees financially and through the appropriate infrastructure in publishing and disseminating scientific work Open Access.
Open-Access  Leitbild [de] /  Policy [eng] of the Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg


Budapest Declaration
The Declaration of Principles of the Budapest Open Access Initiative of 14 February 2002 is considered the starting point of the Open Access movement. The initiative is an international, interdisciplinary collaboration of scientists with the aim of making research results freely available to the public. The University of Salzburg follows the definition of Open Access publishing that is still valid today, as it was developed in the declaration. The University Library supports the scientists in the practical implementation.
Further information at: Budapest Declaration (2002)

Berlin Declaration  
To reaffirm its support for open access publishing, the University of Salzburg signed the  Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities on March 11, 2014. The Berlin Declaration was adopted by international research organizations at a meeting of the Max Planck Society on October 22, 2003, and has been signed by 489 organizations to date. The aim of the declaration is to promote new ways of disseminating knowledge via the Internet in accordance with the principle of open access. Behind this is the vision of a comprehensive and freely accessible cultural heritage and representation of knowledge.