FinElib has earmarked money for open access publishing this year and it is running out by the autumn. FinELib is a consortium of Finnish universities, research institutions and public libraries and it promotes availability of e-resources and open publishing.
Keyword: Open science
New Requirements of Open Access Publishing to Projects Funded from Academy Calls Opened After 1 January 2021
The Academy of Finland requires that Academy-funded projects commit to ensuring open access to their research outputs. Projects must therefore commit to ensuring immediate open access to their peer-reviewed articles. If the research data cannot be made openly available, the metadata must be stored in a Finnish or international data finder. These requirements apply to projects funded through Academy calls opened after 1 January 2021.
Open Access Publishing in Taylor & Francis, Wiley, Elsevier, Emerald and American Chemical Society Journals in 2021
As a part of FinELib consortium and its license agreements for scholarly journals, University of Turku Library can offer researchers open access benefits. They enable the corresponding authors to publish their articles openly, either free of article processing charges or with a discounted price. Terms under which the benefits are available and the processes of the publishers vary.
Researchers affiliated with the University of Turku can publish their articles open access free of charge in the selected Taylor & Francis journals.
The amount of publications authored by University of Turku-affiliated researchers and reported in the yearly publication data collection of the Ministry of Education increased again in 2019. The number exceeded 5900, when the year before it was nearly 5700. The amount of openly available publications kept increasing as well. Especially the number of peer-reviewed publications rose from 2018.
The Ministry of Education and Culture has completed an evaluation on the openness of operational cultures in various research organisations. The objective of the evaluation was to assess how the organisations promote open science and research. The University of Turku scored best among the assessed organisations and achieved the highest possible scores in all areas assessed.
Researchers at the University of Turku are increasingly publishing in open access publication channels or opting for open publishing in subscription-based journals. The visibility and discoverability of one's publication can also be enhanced with no extra cost at all. This can be done by self-archiving an approved and peer-reviewed manuscript in, for example, the organization's publication archive or research portal.
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.
University of Turku is now a member of international OpenAPC service which collects information of open access costs paid by the universities. Data is based on University of Turku book-keeping records which has been enriched at the library by publication data. At the moment OpenAPCs-service covers information of open access publication cost paid by the University of Turku from the years 2017-2018 and beginning of 2019 (January-April 2019).