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Parallel publishing increases citations and usage

Did you know that parallel publishing increases citations to the article and is a free way to publish openly? According to the Publication Policy of the University of Turku, the scientific publications produced at the University must be openly available if the publisher's terms allow it.

Even if your publication information is already in the UTUCRIS system, you should submit the final accepted (and peer-reviewed) manuscript to the library by online form.

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Parallel publishing – how and why?

Green open access (also known as parallel publishing or self-archiving) makes research papers and other publications freely available through an open access repository.

The journal publisher dictates which version of the paper is allowed to be archived in this way, as they generally hold the copyright of the final published version. The version archived is usually the final peer reviewed author version as accepted for publication. Library will check the copyright license and any journal embargo periods. When it is cleared, your paper will appear in UTUCRIS portal, and will be found by search engines like Google.

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Benefits of parallel publishing (previous picture in text):
- researchers in developing countries can see your work
- taxpayers get value for money
- compliant with grant rules
- public can access your findings
- your research can influence policy
- higher citation rates
- practitioners can apply your findings
- more exposure for your work