The Academy of Finland call strongly promotes open publishing – the Library offers support

​The research plan included in the funding application must include a publication plan addressing the Academy's openness requirements. The Academy further requires that all Academy-funded researchers make their scientific articles freely available via high-quality green or golden open access publications. Funding is also available for hybrid open access publishing.

How to publish openly?

There is usually a charge for publishing in open access journals (the golden route).  However, the FinELib consortium in which the University of Turku is a partner has negotiated notable discounts to the article processing charges (APCs). 

Another, free of charge choice (the green route) is to submit the accepted, peer-reviewed manuscript version of the article to the Turku University Library. The Academy accepts journal embargo periods in line with international funder policies. The typical embargo period ranges from 6 to 12 months.

The Academy encourages researchers to self-archive the final peer-reviewed, edited article manuscript version. If the publishing contract does not allow this the article can still be archived in a pre-print version, i.e. the researcher's own, non-peer-reviewed manuscript version.

Submit your article to the Library

Submitting publication information to the Current Research Information System facilitates project reporting

The researchers can retrieve their publications for the Academy of Finland's project reporting via the national VIRTA publication information service. This requires that the researcher has first reported or filed their publication information in the Current Research Information System (CRIS) of the University of Turku. The publication information can be reported or filed as soon as the article has been accepted for publication. The Library checks the information after it has been filed in CRIS. After this, the information moves to VIRTA and the national publication information portal Juuli. 

Submit your publication information to the Library
The publication information portal Juuli

Promotion for open data

Research data produced with Academy funding must be stored and made available via key national or international repositories in the researcher's field. The Library offers training in writing data management plans with the help of the national data management planning tool Tuuli. By bringing your grant application files to the training session you can start filling in the plan at once. The Library experts also advise in selecting a data repository.

The Academy of Finland organises an open Ask & Apply event on Thursday, 31 August from 12.00 to 15.00 in Agora, hall XXII.

Please contact the Library experts:

More information online:
On article processing charges in the Turku University Library Open access ResearchGuide
The Academy of Finland's guideline for data management plan

Text: Anna-Kaarina Linna
Translation: Anna Salmi

Published date 8/30/2017 12:00 AM ,  Modified date 8/30/2017 12:09 PM