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APC Discount for Royal Society Journals


The independent scientific academy of the UK, the Royal Society, was founded in the 1660s. Royal Society publishes journals across the entire range of science. From April 1, 2023, the library has made one-year agreement with the publisher for University of Turku allowing the corresponding authors affiliated to University of Turku to publish their articles Open Access with 25 % discount of the APCs.

University of Turku Prominently Featured in Finland’s Roadmap for Research Infrastructures


The Academy of Finland has published Finland’s roadmap for research infrastructures 2021–2024. The roadmap describes the research infrastructure services that are strategically important to Finland's research, education and innovation activities and which will be needed in the next 10–15 years. The new roadmap for 2021–2024 describes for the first time the national and international research infrastructure landscape that is important from Finland’s perspective. The University of Turku is involved in 13 of the 29 listed research infrastructures. 

Open Access Publishing Popular as Ever in Wiley’s and Taylor & Francis’s Journals – Funds Reserved for OA Publishing Nearly Spent


The Library keenly follows how the funds reserved for open access publishing in its license agreements are used. At the moment, the funds in two such agreements is running out. Those of the library’s license agreements that include open access publishing have mainly been negotiated by FinELib, a consortium of Finnish higher education institutions, research institutes and public libraries. However the library has also entered into some such agreements directly with the publishers.

Open Science Policies

The implementation and development of open science at the University of Turku is guided by national and international policies and recommendations for open science and research. We also actively participate in national and international development work to promote open science and research practices.

Responsible Assessment of Research and Researcher

At the University of Turku, the basic starting point of all evaluations is the realization of good scientific practice, equality and justice, and the recognition of diversity. In addition, at the multidisciplinary University of Turku, it is considered important that the differences between disciplines are recognized and taken into account in all assessments.

Open learning

The preparation, utilization and joint development of open learning materials and other open teaching practices are part of the everyday life of our university community. These enable continuous learning.