New Editori service for open access publishing and teaching of publishing practices will be launched on May 21st 2019. In the kick-off event we will also tell you more about other publishing services of the library.
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 email@example.com and include information on where your publication will be published.
If 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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: email@example.com
Translation: Monica Allardt
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.
- See the complete list of SAGE journals the discount applies
- SAGE Choice – FAQs
- Open Access -guide
- Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
Rapid Transition To Open Access Publishing Essential
The proliferation of open access publishing models in academic publication provides researchers and the academic community with opportunities to share and access academic information faster and more flexibly than before. Finnish institutions of higher education and research institutes are currently negotiating with academic publishers to enable the efficient use of open publication methods. “Our goal is to simultaneously ensure that the overall costs of academic publication do not increase,” states Mikael Laakso, assistant professor at the Hanken School of Economics and member of the strategy group for the negotiations.
The Ministry of Education and Culture has stated as its goal that Finland will become one of the leading countries in the openness of science and research by 2017. “To reach this goal, we must rapidly transition from subscription-based licensing agreements towards new, open access publishing models,” says Laakso.
Overlapping expenses must be minimised
Currently, institutions of higher education and research institutes pay for academic publications through subscription fees. In an open access model, the author or the author’s organisation pays for the publication of an article. The overall expenses of publication must be examined, as particularly large publishers currently favour hybrid publication, in which a researcher whose article has been accepted for publication in a subscription-based journal can pay a separate publication fee to make his or her article open access. It is important for researchers to publish in journals which are esteemed by the academic community, even if making the article open access requires a separate fee. This model of article fees, however, generates overlapping expenses, unless the publisher correspondingly lowers the subscription fees for the journals in question.
The National Library’s FinELib consortium, which represents institutions of higher education and research institutes in the negotiations, has insisted that the hybrid model, which involves both subscriptions and article fees, be considered an interim solution on the way to full open access publishing. During this transition period it is essential that overlapping expenses from the new open access model and the old subscription model are minimised.
Aiming for a contract with integrated support for open access publishing
The subscription fees for academic journals represent an annual expense of about €23 million for institutions of higher education and research institutes. The exact costs of open access publishing are unknown as they are not monitored in Finland on a national level. However, according to estimates from the project Tieteen avoin julkaiseminen (Open Publication of Science in Finland), in 2014 Finnish universities paid at least €1 million to publish open access articles, and these expenses are on the rise.
Open access models which would be both financially sustainable and easy for researchers are currently also being sought internationally. At the moment, several international campaigns promoting open access are underway, including the Christmas is over campaign organised by the League of European Research Universities and undersigned by several Finnish institutions of higher education. Dutch universities, for example, have been able to negotiate package deals with the major publishers Springer and Wiley which facilitate open access publishing.
Libraries to support open access
Researchers can find support for open access publishing from the library of their organisation as well as the many open access resources online, such as:
Open Access (Helsinki University Library)
Open Access and Aalto University
Open Access instructions in Finnish (University of Eastern Finland)
The Open Science and Research Initiative
Vice-Rector Keijo Hämäläinen, University of Helsinki, chair of the strategy group for the contract negotiations, tel. 029 415 0640, email@example.com
Assistant Professor Mikael Laakso, Hanken School of Economics, member of the strategy group for the contract negotiations, tel. 050 9100 864, firstname.lastname@example.org
FinELib on Twitter
Twiittejä käyttäjältä @FinELibpalvelu
Wondering where to publish your articles? Hear the tips of the publisher
Author workshop in Viikki Campus Library
Wondering where to publish your articles? Hear the tips of the publisher!
Time: April 10th, 2014 at 9 pm – 12
Place: Viikki, B Building, Lecture Hall 2, Latokartanonkaari 9
Timon Oefelein, Springer, Account Development Manager
Anthony Doyle, Springer, Senior Editor Engineering
In the author seminar, editor and trainer of Springer will provide the publisher’s viewpoint on the successful publishing process:
– How to choose a worth-while topic as well as a suitable journal
– How to submit your article to a journal with a good chance of being accepted
– The impact of open access and social networking
– Overview of Springer’s online technology and multiple formats, including Springer’s open access publishing formats.
The seminar will be in English. It is free of charge and open for all.
Interested? Enrol on the seminar with this form.
Arranged by Helsinki University Library and Springer.
Further information and cancellations:
Päivi Helminen, Helsinki University Library, email@example.com, tel. 09 191 58803
Tuula Huuskonen, Helsinki University Library, Viikki Campus Library, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 09 191 58799