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Open Access Publishing

Discounts on Article Processing Charges

APC (article processing charge) is usually charged to authors to make an article available open access either in a gold open access or in a hybrid open access journal. There are also open access journals which do not charge APCs. Find out if your faculty/discipline/project has funds for APCs. Also, take into account the possible APCs in your financing application.

University of Turku researchers are eligible for either free open access publishing or for discounts on APCs on the journals of American Chemical Society, Association for Computer Machinery, Elsevier, Emerald, IEEE, Oxford University Press, Sage, Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer's or on the journal Science Advances by AAAS. In addition, University of Turku is part of the international SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) consortium, which allows researchers to publish free of charge in the consortium journals. The university also has agreements with Cambridge University Press, Cogitatio Press, Company of Biologists and IGI Global, which enable open access publishing without extra costs. To be entitled to publish open access without extra costs or with a discounted price, the author's affiliation should be University of Turku or Turku University Hospital in the published article.

Below you will find detailed guidelines for publisher-specific policies.

ACM

FinELib’s agreement with ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) allows authors from participating institutions to publish Open Access in ACM’s titles (journals, magazines, conference proceedings) at no additional charge during 1.7.2022-31.12.2024. The costs of OA publishing are covered by the agreement and paid for from Library budgets.

Further information on open access publishing in ACM journals.

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

FinELib consortium’s agreement with ACS Publications (a division of the American Chemical Society) offers authors an opportunity to publish their articles under an Open Access CC BY license for free using granted credits. This means that there is no article processing charge for the author.

Further information on open access publishing in American Chemical Society journals.

 

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Turku University Library has signed an agreement with Cambridge University Press including the possibility to publish articles openly without a writer's fee in the hybrid and gold titles of the Premium Full Journals collection.

The agreement covers years 2022-2024, please note that number of free articles available is limited.

More information regarding agreement and which journals it applies can be found on the page: https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/open-access-policies/read-and-publish-agreements/oa-agreement-university-of-turku#.

 

COGITATIO PRESS

Turku university library has made an agreement with Cogitatio Press which offers authors an opportunity to publish their articles openly without article processing charges. The agreement term is valid until 31 December 2022.

List of Cogitatio Press journals:
Media and Communication (ISSN 2183-2439)
Politics and Governance (ISSN 2183-2463)
Social Inclusion (ISSN 2183-2803)
Urban Planning (ISSN 2183-7635)

 

COMPANY OF BIOLOGISTS

Library has negotiated an agreement with Company of Biologists for University of Turku until the end of 2024. The agreement contains the right for the corresponding author affiliated to University of Turku to publish Open Access free of charge in the five journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open. 

When submitting the article, the author must indicate utu email address in the publisher's system and choose University of Turku as home organization. When the article is accepted, the author returns the publication agreement and receives by email a link to the RightsLink system, which provides the information for the article. A similar link is also sent to the library, where free open access publishing of the article is approved.

More detailed publisher instructions for the authors:  https://www.biologists.com/library-hub/read-publish/guide-for authors/

ELSEVIER

Under FinELib consortium’s agreement with Elsevier, corresponding authors can publish their articles open access without article processing charge in Elsevier hybrid journals eligible for the agreement. There is a limited number of free open access articles available during the agreement period 2021-2023.

Further information on open access publishing in Elsevier journals.
 

ELSEVIER CELL PRESS JOURNALS

Under FinELib consortium’s agreement with Elsevier, corresponding authors can publish their articles open access without article processing charge (APC)  in Cell Press hybrid journals eligible for the agreement.

There is a limited number of free open access articles available per year.

Further information on Elsevier Cell Press journals.

 

EMERALD

FinELib consortium’s agreement with Emerald offers authors an opportunity to publish their articles under the CC BY license with a free open access voucher. OA credits are not limited in number, but can be utilized for journals defined by publishers. 

Further information on open access publishing in Emerald journals.

 

IEEE

FinELib consortium’s agreement with IEEE offers authors an opportunity to publish their articles open access with a CC BY license in IEEE's fully open access journals for free.

Further information on open access publishing in IEEE journals.

IEEE's own OA Guide for Authors.

 

IGI GLOBAL

Turku university researchers are eligible to publish three open access articles without article processing charges during the agreement term 1.1.2021-31.12.2022.

Contact hankinta@utu.fi for further information.



OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

FinELib’s agreement with OUP allows authors from participating institutions to publish Open Access in OUP’s hybrid journals at no additional charge. The costs of OA publishing are covered by the agreement and paid for from Library budgets.

Further information on open access publishing in Oxford University Press journals.

 

SAGE JOURNALS

Researchers can publish their articles open access with a CC BY license.

  • free of charge in Sage hybrid journals
  • with 20% discount of the journal’s APC (Article Processing Charge) in Sage gold open access journals 

Further information on open access publishing in SAGE journals.

 

SCIENCE ADVANCES JOURNAL

Researchers get a 15% discount when publishing in Science Advances, journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2020-2022. All articles in Science Advances are immediately open access. Negotiations with the publisher about the year 2022 has begun.

All articles in Science Advances are immediately open access.

Further information on open access publishing in Science Advances journals.

 

SCOAP

The library participates in the costs in 2020-2022 to allow researchers at the University of Turku to publish their articles free of charge in these listed journals.

 

SPRINGER NATURE

FinELib consortium’s agreement with Springer Nature includes open access publishing in Springer’s hybrid titles (see journals list) during the agreement term 1.1.2021-31.12.2023.

The corresponding author does not need to pay an APC (article processing charge). The charges are covered by the agreement.

Further information on open access publishing in Springer Nature journals.
 

NATURE RESEARCH

FinELib consortium’s agreement with Springer Nature includes open access publishing in Nature Research hybrid titles during the agreement term 1.6.2022-31.12.2024.

Further information on open access publishing in Nature Research journals.

 

TAYLOR & FRANCIS

Researchers can publish their articles open access free of charge in the Taylor & Francis Open Select standard rate journals and in the OA-journal Annals of Medicine during 3.6.2020-31.12.2022. There is a limited number of OA articles available during the agreement period. Additional credits are limited in number and can be utilized for journals defined by publishers. 

NOTE! There are no more credits left for the year 2022.

Further information on open access publishing in Taylor & Francis journals.

 

WILEY

FinELib consortium’s agreement with Wiley enables the researchers to publish their articles open access in Wiley’s Full OA and hybrid journals during the agreement term 2020-2022. There is a limited number of OA articles available during the agreement period. 

Additional credits are limited in number and can be utilized for journals defined by publishers. 

NOTE! Based on the information we have today the credits are running out on December.

Further information on open access publishing in Wiley journals.

 

WOLTERS KLUWER

FinELib consortium’s agreement with Wolters Kluwer Health offers authors an opportunity to publish their articles under the CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND license with a free open access during agreement term 1.1.2018-31.12.2022.

Further information on open access publishing in Wolters Kluwer journals.

Further information

Publication services

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