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Open Access Publishing

Open Publishing in the University of Turku

According to the Publication Policy of the University of Turku open access must be granted to the scientific publications produced at the University if allowed by the terms of the publisher.

You can publish openly at the University of Turku's repositories:

Instructions for publishing in UTUPub:

Publishing Openly

Open Access or OA publishing means that the publication is available online free of charge. Different forms of open access publishing are:

  • Golden OA, or publishing in an open access journal (the publisher provides the free access, the author retains copyright)
  • Hybrid OA, or paying for opening your article in a traditional subscription based journal
  • Green OA, or parallel publishing in an open publication archive, e.g. in university's own repository (requires permit from the publisher)
  • self-archiving, or parallel publishing on a web page (requires permit)
  • Delayed OA, or publishing openly after an embargo (publishing delay)

When you use articles published via Green OA, please note that the articles are not necessarily exactly the same as the published version (e.g. the page numbers might be different).

Discounts on APCs

As a part of the FinElib consortium Turku university researchers are eligible for either free open access publishing or for discounts on APCs in specific journals.

How Does the Researcher Benefit from Open Access Publishing?

  • The visibility and accessibility of research are improved.
  • Search engines find open access articles well.
  • Probability of being cited increases.
  • The quality of research improves.
  • Accelerates collaboration, interdisciplinary conversation and innovations based on research results.
  • In open access publishing authors retain copyright to their publications.

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