The FinELib consortium’s negotiations with two major publishers, Wiley and Taylor & Francis, ended at the end of 2018 without reaching a new agreement. At the University of Turku, the publishers’ online journals can be used until the end of January, and FinELib and the Turku University Library aim to ensure the researchers, teachers, and students’ access to the articles also in the future.
Open publication is a central principle of science and research. Open access must be granted to scientific publications produced at the University of Turku if allowed by the terms of the publisher.
The Open Research Policy of the University of Turku describes the principles and procedures related to opening research processes and methods on the University level. The operational programme of the Policy guides and regulates the practical implementation.
The University of Turku recommends opening research data. Instructions for saving and opening data as well as for making a data management plan etc. are available in the University's Research Data Guide.
The data service network supports the researchers of the University of Turku in matters related to open science.
The objective of the University of Turku is to develop an operational culture where every level of the University operates by the principles of open science.
The Rector of the University of Turku appointed the OpenUTU project on 3 July 2015 and its purpose is to guide the realisation of open science at the University.