Empa OA Publication Fund

Empa encourages their researchers to publish in pure Open Access Journals and covers publishing costs under the following conditions:

  • The Journal is listed in the Science Citation Index Expanded .
  • The first author is an employee of Empa.
  • The publishing costs cannot be borne by other parties (e.g. SNF, ETH Zürich).

Bills are paid by the library.

Empa does not contribute to the costs of publishing in Hybrid Open Access Journals. These are journals which only make publications of authors freely accessible after the authors have paid for this right. Because generally only a small number of authors do this, the libraries are obliged to continue paying for access to the journal, that is, one would be paying twice.

Application process

Please first refer to the funding conditions to check whether your publication is eligible for funding from Empa's Open Access Publication Fund. Do not hesitate to contact the Lib4RI Publication Services team ( openaccess@lib4ri.ch ) should you have any further questions.

  • Ask the publisher to issue the invoice for your article processing charges to the following invoice recipient:

Zentraler Rechnungseingang
Ɯberlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf


VAT ID (Eawag): CHE-116.133.529

  • Apply for funding by sending us ( openaccess@lib4ri.ch ):
    1) the invoice or the e-mail with the link to the invoice
    2) include the title of the article, the list of authors and their affiliations, the journal title, the name of the publisher and the DOI (if available)
    3) a statement that the publishing costs cannot be borne by other parties
  • We will get back to you as soon as possible regarding the formal eligibility of your application. We will settle your invoice with the publishing company. Do not pay the invoice.

TEL. +41 58 765 5700  openaccess@lib4ri.ch 

Dr. Lothar Nunnenmacher

t +41 58 765 5221

Dr. Jochen Bihn

t +41 58 765 5228