Publish Open Access, Free of Charge in Elsevier journals

All researchers affiliated with University of Helsinki have now the possibility to publish their articles open access in Elsevier journals free of charge.

University of Helsinki provides support for open access publishing fees in over 1600 Elsevier journals. The following terms and conditions apply for financial publishing support:

  • University of Helsinki affiliated researcher is the corresponding author of the article.
  • Correspondence with the publisher from -email address (if possible).
  • The article is accepted to one of the journals listed in the contract.
  • The article is accepted for publishing during the period of 1.1.2018-31.12.2020.

Helsinki University Library pays any article processing fee for the researcher.

Instructions for the Elsevier open access publishing process and more information on the Article Processing Fee (ACP) discounts.

Kirjasto neuvottelee sopimukset digitaalisista opiskelumateriaaleista
Kuva: Helsingin yliopisto / Elias Kilkki 2017

New open access publishing model is part of the three year agreement between Finnish universities and research institutions and Elsevier. Read more about the agreement. In addition to the current Elsevier journals you have access to all Elsevier back-file issues. All these journals can be found via Helka database.

If you have any questions, please contact Helsinki University Library: We are happy to help!

Publish openly and benefit from SAGE’s discount for APCs

The researchers at the University of Helsinki get a 87,5% discount from the APC payment when they publish their articles openly in SAGE journals (Sage Choice Titles) as a corresponding author. The normal APC payment would be 1600 GBP, but due to library’s Open Access-membership the author is left only with the APC-payment of 200 GBP.

Instructions for Open Access publishing in SAGE´s journals:

1. SAGE sends to a corresponding author the acceptance of the article and informs author about the possibility to publish the article Open Access.

2. The writer fills in the SAGE’s Open Access form and uses the Promo Code: “FinELib 2017“.

3. SAGE bills the 200 GBP APC payment from the corresponding writer.

When the article has been accepted the writers themselves have to add  the information code: FinELib2017, which entitles to the discount. Researchers also have to make sure that the billing is performed correctly with the discounted APC payment.

Publish your article open access in Taylor & Francis – APCs are covered by the library

The researchers / article authors of the University of Helsinki have the possibility to publish articles open access in Taylor& Francis (incl. Routledge) free of charge. The possibility for this starts in 2017 and covers articles published in 2017 and onwards.

The normal APC fee would be 2150 euro, but due to library’s OA-membership agreement the library is left with the discounted APC-payment of 860 euro.

Instructions on how to publish open access articles in T&F journals:

  1. T&F sends the corresponding author a message about the acceptance of the article and informs author about the possibility to publish the article open access.
  2. The library sends a confirmation to T&F about the discounted APC-payment, after which the corresponding author can confirm the open access CC-license chosen in the T&F publishing system. If you don´t choose any license, CC-BY will automatically appear as default.

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