Researcher, send your publications to the library for open archiving

The requested service is now available! You can send your publications to the library for self-archiving. We check publication rights and archive your publications according to the terms of the publisher.  Send your file to and include information on where your publication will be published.

Picture: PexelsIf you are uncertain which version of your publication can be archived or when it can be archived, send us all the versions you have. (More information on different versions in Open Access: Self-archiving (Green OA).

The archiving service is available to all University of Helsinki staff and students. If you have any questions about this service, about self-archiving or about open access you can reach us at


  • Eighty-four percent of the researchers who answered the library’s patron survey in the spring 2018 said they would use a self-archiving service if available.
  • According to the University of Helsinki’s principles of open publishing (2017) all publications produced at the university should be archived in the publication archive HELDA. In HELDA the long-term storage and availability of publications are secured.

Additional information:

Translation: Monica Allardt

HELDA ranks 54th on the international list of digital repositories

HELDA, the digital repository of the University of Helsinki, ranks 54th on the global list of publication archives.

Main reasons for the good placement on the list are visibility and high-quality contents. Visibility on this ranking list is determined simply by the quantity of links leading to HELDA.  As to contents, the most important factor is the number of scientific articles in the repository. The articles are counted with the help of Google Scholar –service.

HELDA is an open digital repository, maintained by the Helsinki University Library’s web-services. University members can save to the archive publications such as parts of research material and theses that are openly and publicly accessible. The object of HELDA is to enhance the visibility, use and impact of the university’s research publications.

The” Ranking Web of World repositories” is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.