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Open Access Publishing

Discounts on Article Processing Charges

APC (article processing charge) is charged to authors to make a work available open access either in a gold open access or hybrid open access journal. There are also open access journals which do not charge APCs.

University of Turku researchers are eligible for discounts on  American chemical society's, Elsevier's, Emerald's, IEEE's, Royal Society of Chemistry's, Sage's, Science Advances -journals', Springer Nature's, Taylor & Francis', Wiley's and Wolters Kluwer's Open Access article processing charges. In addition, the 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 an agreement with Cogitatio press and IGI Global access enabling publishing without costs.

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

 

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

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 2021.

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)

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

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.

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

IGI GLOBAL

Turku university researchers are eligible to publish three open access articles without article processing charges during the agreement term 1.1.2021-31.12.2021.
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

ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY

Researchers can publish their articles open access in Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) hybrid journals without additional payment. Open access publishing is free for the researcher, since the costs have been covered as a part of FinELib consortium’s agreement.

Further information on open access publishing in RSC journals

SAGE

Researchers can publish their articles open access with 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). 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, 2021 and 2022 to allow researchers at the University of Turku to publish their articles free of charge in journals listed.

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

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.

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.

In years 2021–2022, approximately 100% of articles can be published open access without additional cost.

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

Library publication services
openutu@utu.fi