Why is it important to self-archive OA publications also? The library deposits publications on behalf of researchers

Self-archiving of articles published in the open access journals will continue to be done by the library. However, researchers may receive an email reminder due to the fact that the automatic identification of publication type is not always accurate. This blog article explains why OA articles are deposited in a digital repository (Helda) and how the library supports researchers in self-archiving.

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A webinar on estimating the quality of open access journals – and other open science events in May

Helsinki University Library organises a webinar, which will introduce UH researchers to the characteristic features of predatory publishers and journals and explain by which criteria one can tell the good journals from the predatory journals. In addition to this, library welcomes all University of Helsinki researchers, students and staff to virtual Open Science Café every Tuesday at 2–3 pm until the end of May.

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Open science during coronavirus outbreak – an overview of the manifestations of openness

While states have closed their borders in response to the coronavirus outbreak, science has opened up in a unique way. Researchers have been openly sharing their outputs and making research available across disciplines, publishers have broken down their paywalls, and new ways of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge have been developed. This blog article provides an overview of the manifestations and features of open science over the past few months.

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Avoin tiede koronan aikaan – katsaus avoimuuden ilmentymiin poikkeustilanteessa

Samalla, kun valtiot ovat sulkeutuneet koronaviruspandemian aikana, tiede on avautunut ainutlaatuisella tavalla. Tutkijat jakavat aineistojaan avoimesti muiden saataville ja tekevät tutkimusta yli tieteenalarajojen, kustantajat purkavat maksumuurejaan ja uusia tapoja tieteellisen tiedon luomiseksi ja välittämiseksi kehitetään. Tässä blogiartikkelissa luodaan yleiskatsaus avoimen tieteen ja tiedon avoimuuden ilmentymiin ja teemoihin viimeisen kolmen kuukauden aikana.

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How and why I self-archive – four researchers report their views

Many reasons are given for self-archiving, and self-archivers follow many different practices. We asked four researchers from different disciplines how and why they self-archive their research results. We also asked the researchers about their views on the promotion of self-archiving. This is the seventh part of the Think Open blog’s article series on self-archiving.

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Open science in my PhD

”Science should be transparent and accessible to everyone. Today, I firmly believe that science goes hand in hand with openness. When I started my PhD couple of years ago, I did not even know what open science meant. Since then, I have taken baby steps towards a more sustainable science culture.” In this blog post, University of Helsinki doctoral student Julia Kemppinen writes on a practical level how she learned to understand the importance of open science and how she implements open science practices in her research.

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Two-point checklist about self-archiving for University of Helsinki researchers

Does self-archiving of research articles seem difficult or laborious? It’s not. Basically, there is only two things you need to remember about self-archiving at the University of Helsinki (if you want to choose the easiest way). This is the sixth part of Think Open blog’s article series on self-archiving.

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Support for self-archiving from the library

Helsinki University Library supports self-archiving and open access publishing with its services: information service, training sessions, reminders about self-archiving, TUHAT checking and self-archiving depositing service. This article presents self-archiving and the work and services of the library’s open access team. This is the fourth part of Think Open blog’s article series on self-archiving.

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Julkaisuarkistot käyttäjäkokemuksen jäljillä – Open Repositories 2019 -konferenssi Hampurissa

Avoimiin julkaisuarkistoihin keskittyvä Open Repositories -konferenssi järjestettiin kesäkuussa Hampurissa. Tämän vuoden teemana oli käyttäjän tarpeet. Neljän päivän aikana syvennyttiin myös muun muassa avoimeen tieteeseen, julkaisuarkistojen kehittämiseen, metadataan ja laki- ja lisensointiasioihin. Tietojärjestelmäasiantuntija Reeta Kuuskoski ja tietoasiantuntija Tanja Vienonen Kansalliskirjastosta käyvät läpi konferenssin antia ja taustoittavat myös suomalaisten julkaisuarkistojen roolia.

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Four small steps – how to publish your paper openly in Helda repository

Many researchers would like to publish their articles openly in the University of Helsinki’s digital repository Helda, but don’t know how it happens. No fear, it is not difficult at all! In this blog text we will show you in plain language how everybody can self-archive their articles (publisher’s policies permitting) in few minutes. This is the third part of Think Open blog’s article series on self-archiving.

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Which version of the article can I submit to the digital repository?

Roughly 80 % of publishers allow self-archiving of some version of the article in open repositories and the most common version allowed is the accepted manuscript (post-print). For this reason, it is most important to keep a copy of the final manuscript which includes the modifications from peer review. The second part of the Think Open blog’s self-archiving series deals with the article versions.

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Self-archiving is a free way for researchers to carry out open access publishing

The new article series brings self-archiving to its basics, discussing its advantages and presenting special questions. This first post of the series reviews different forms of open access publication and establishes the place of self-archiving among the different alternatives for open access.

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