Open science and research

Open Access Publishing

Make your scientific publications - journal articles, monographs, proceedings and conference papers - freely accessible on the Internet. Your work is then accessible for everyone without restrictions and not just to those who have paid for subscriptions.

Aalto University aims to publish all publications according to open access principles and requires that all peer-reviewed scientific articles and conference papers will be parallel published in Aalto University repository, unless they are published as open access and unless parallel publishing conflicts with the rights of publishers or other authors.

Help and support: [email protected] (Open Science and ACRIS team)

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Benefits of open access 

The greatest benefit of open access is that it enables rapid and wide dissemination of research results. It means more readers, more potential collaborators and more citations for your work. Open Access publications get more visibility than publications that are not freely available on the net. The wider the audience that can access and build upon the latest research, the more likely the research benefits the whole society. 

How to publish open access in Aalto University

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ACRIS, open access publishing and manuscript service

Instructions on open access publishing in ACRIS

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Open access agreements with publishers

Take advantage of the open access agreements we have with the publishers. The agreements mean that the researchers with Aalto affiliation acting as corresponding authors can publish their articles without the open access fees (APC) or get discounts on them.

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Plan S

Plan S is an open access initiative launched by the EU Commission and Science Europe. At its core is the objective that, in calls starting from 1 January 2021, all scholarly articles resulting from public research funding must be published in open access journals or on open access platforms.

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Funders' open science requirements

Research funders want to promote open science and research, which is why they set requirements for the openness of research publications and data they are funding. European Commission (EC) and Academy of Finland are participating in the open access initiative Plan S, which affects the open access and open data requirements in calls starting in 2021.

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How to choose a scientific publication for your research

Publishing in a high-quality publication channel will increase the impact of research.

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Publishing agreements

In publishing agreements, authors agree on copyright issues, such as the principles of authorship and terms for open access publishing and self-archiving (green open access). Researchers should make sure that terms either offer immediate gold open access or allow for green open access agreed upon with the funding bodies.

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Open content licences - Creative Commons

CC licences let creators and copyright owners give permission in advance for certain uses of their material. The various licence terms define the ways in which users can legally share, modify, or build upon a copyrighted work without the need to ask the owner/ creator for permission. 

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Data availability statements

With data availability statements you are able tell about your data and its possible availability to the readers.

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Open access terminology

Definitions of key concepts of open access publishing.

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