Open Library of Humanities

Open Access Publishing in OLH Journals

Open Library of Humanities is a not-for-profit diamond open access publisher funded by membership fees from subscribing libraries.

All authors (yes, all) regardless of their institutional affiliation can publish open access in OLH journals at no cost to themselves.

All articles are published under a CC BY licence. For reasons of third-party copyright and at the request of the author, a more restrictive CC licence can be applied.

OK, what do I need to do?

Just submit to your preferred OLH journal and follow the author guidelines!

Please note that some OLH journals may ask authors to make a voluntary contribution, if they have access to institutional funding or grants.

However, authors and co-authors affiliated with subscribing FinELib Member institutions should not be asked for voluntary contributions. To identify yourself, please enter your institution upon submission.

See the OLH title list (xls).

Need support? Email your library/information services.

Compliance with Funder mandates?

All OLH titles are compliant with PlanS and the Academy of Finland's OA policy. Please use the PlanS Journal Checker Tool to check.

FAQ

SCOAP3

Open Access Publishing in SCOAP3 Journals

Authors of high-energy physics articles can publish Open Access in SCOAP3 journals at no cost for authors and with a CC BY licence.

The costs of Open Access publishing are covered by a common SCOAP3 fund at CERN, to which libraries, library consortia (including FinELib), research institutions and funding agencies from over 40 countries jointly contribute.

OK, what do I need to do?

SCOAP3 journals are open for any scientists to publish in – with no strings attached and with authors retaining copyright over their own work. Just submit to your preferred journal and proceed as usual!

See the List of SCOAP3 titles (xls).

Further details about the SCOAP3 journals with direct links to their author guidelines: SCOAP3 Journals: Author Guidelines.

Need support? Email your library.
For more information, please check SCOAP3's FAQs.

Is my journal compliant with Plan S?

All SCOAP3 journals are compliant with Plan S and with the Academy of Finland's OA policy and are listed in the Journal Checker Tool.

Nature Research

Open Access Publishing in Nature Research titles

FinELib consortium’s agreement with Springer Nature includes open access publishing in Nature Research hybrid titles (see journals list) during the agreement term 1.6.2022–31.12.2024 (note that the agreement term may vary depending on the organisation).

The corresponding author does not need to pay an APC (article processing charge). The charges are covered by the agreement.

Who is eligible to publish articles Open Access?

Corresponding authors affiliated to Nature Research subscribing institutions are eligible to publish open access under the agreement. Your institution verifies your affiliation during the publishing process.

Nature Research consortium

Which journal titles are eligible for Open Access publishing?

The agreement covers Nature Research hybrid titles (xlsx)

The agreement covers Open Access publishing of the following article types:

  • Original Paper
  • Analysis
  • Article
  • Letter
  • Brief Communication
  • Registered Report
  • Resource
  • Technical Report

Is my journal compliant with Plan S?

Use the Journal Checker Tool to see if your preferred journal is compliant with Plan S and with the Academy of Finland's OA policy.

Instructions to the Corresponding Author

  • Once your article has been accepted, you will receive a link to the My Publication system.

  • Choose your affiliation: state the name of the subscribing institution you are affiliated to in the entry field. If you don’t find your institution, type in the city or country and the system will prompt institution names.
  • You will see the Green Box describing the FinELib agreement (an example using Aalto University):
  • Agree to the open access license used by the journal title (CC BY)

CC BY 4.0 (ByAttribution)
Creative Commons describes the license like this:
This license lets others copy, distribute, display and perform the work and make derivative works and remixes based on it only if they give the author or licensor the credits (attribution) in the manner specified by these.

  • Order color figures, offprints or posters if you like. Note that you will personally be charged for them, your institution only covers the article processing charge (APC).

  • Fill in your contact information in the Your Affiliation form.

  • Send the order. Your price is 0 EUR unless you have ordered color figures, offprints or posters.

  • Springer Nature will alert your institution and your library/information service will verify your affiliation in the  system.

  • Springer Nature will publish your article open access.

It's assumed that all corresponding authors will want to publish open access.

If this is not the case with you, contact your library or information service before you complete the My Publication -process.

They will reject verifying your affiliation in the system. You will then receive a new link to My Publication and your article will be published behind a paywall.

If you need further information or help with the OA publishing process, please do not hesitate to contact your library/information service.

ACM

Open Access Publishing in ACM's Journals

FinELib’s agreement with ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) allows authors from participating institutions to publish Open Access in ACM’s titles (journals, magazines, conference proceedings) at no additional charge.

The costs of OA publishing are covered by the agreement and paid for from Library budgets.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you meet the criteria below:

  • You are affiliated with one of the participating Finnish institutions.

  • Your article has been accepted for publishing in one of these ACM titles during 1.7.2022–31.12.2024. Note that journals, magazines and proceedings are listed on separate sheets in the file.

  • You are the corresponding author of the article.

  • You have used your organisational email address when submitting the article (not gmail address etc.)

Is my journal compliant with Plan S?

Use the Journal Checker Tool to see if your preferred journal is compliant with Plan S and with the Academy of Finland's OA policy.

I am eligible, what do I need to do?

Once your paper has been accepted for publication (and you have you used your organisational email address), you will receive an email containing instructions to Open Access publishing.

To make your article eligible for the agreement choose

  • Institutionally Paid Open Access and
  • CC license / Allow remixing (CC BY 4.0 license)

in the publishing process.

Need support? Email your local library.

Frontiers

Open Access Publishing in Frontiers' Journals

The FinELib’s agreement with Frontiers allows participating institutions to benefit from a discount of 10 % on Frontiers’ publication fees (Article Processing Charges, APCs).

The discount applies to APCs paid by participating institutions (i.e. it doesn’t apply to APCs paid individually by authors). All articles will be published under the CC BY licence.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you meet the criteria below:

  • You are affiliated with one of the participating Finnish institutions

  • You are the corresponding author of the article

  • Your article is peer-reviewed (Frontiers categories A, B, C)

  • Your article has been submitted or accepted for publication during 1.4.2022–31.12.2024 (agreement period may vary from organization to organization)

  • The journal you are publishing in is included in the agreement.
    List of eligible titles (xls)

  • The APC for your article is paid by your organization (e.g. library, department). Please note that requirements and eligibility for APC funding differ from institution to institution.

Need support? Not sure of your eligibility? Email your local library.

Is my journal compliant with Plan S?

Use the Journal Checker Tool to see if your preferred journal is compliant with Plan S and with the Academy of Finland's OA policy.

I am eligible, what do I need to do?

Frontiers will identify your eligibility:

  • Based on your invoice selection (Choose Payer → Click "Frontiers institutional members" → Start typing the name of your organization and select the correct one from the list.)

  • Based on your affiliation details (corresponding author's first affiliation)

  • Based on your email domain (official domain of your institution)

If one or more of these criteria can be matched, a funding request will be forwarded to your institution for approval.

Please note that if your funding request is not approved, Frontiers will invoice the corresponding author and no discount will be applied.

FAQ

 Elsevier

Open Access Publishing in Cell Press journals

Under FinELib consortium’s agreement with Elsevier, corresponding authors can publish their articles open access without article processing charge (APC)  in Cell Press hybrid journals eligible for the agreement.

There is a limited number of free open access articles available per year.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you meet the criteria below:

  • You are the corresponding author of the article who is to communicate with Elsevier through the peer review process

  • You are affiliated with one of the participating institutions: FinELib institutions

  • Your article has been accepted for publication in one of the Cell Press hybrid journals: Cell Press Title List (xls) NB! Alterations to the list are possible during the agreement period.

  • The acceptance date of your article is between Jan 1, 2022 and Dec 31, 2024

  • Your article has been peer-reviewed. Peer-review article types include:

      • full length journal articles
      • review articles
      • short communications
      • case reports
      • short reviews (surveys)
      • original software publications
      • data articles
      • micro-articles
      • protocols
      • replication studies
      • videos.

Is my journal compliant with Plan S?

Use the Journal Checker Tool to see if your preferred journal is compliant with Plan S and with the Academy of Finland's OA policy.

I am eligible, what do I need to do?

Once your article is accepted, you will receive an e-mail from Elsevier asking you to fill in the Rigths and Access form.

Filling in the Rigths and Access form

  1. Corresponding Author's organization: Start typing the name of your organisation and select the correct one from the list offered by the system. Affiliation details will be used to identify the authors and match them to the FinELib agreement. If you do not find your organisation's name, please contact your library/information service for more information.

  2. If relevant in the case of your article, fill in the co-author and funder details.

  3. Based on your affiliation details you will be presented your publishing options. If your affiliation has been identified and matched to the FinELib agreement, the gold open access option is preselected and you can see that the article publishing charge has been credited.

  4. Select the CC license. We recommend that your choose CC BY which is required by many funders.

  5. Proceed to the confirmation page and complete the request.

After you have completed the request it will be forwarded to your institution for approval. Once your institute has verified your eligibility, you will receive a confirmation and your article will be made freely available online.

In the event that your request to publish open access is not approved (i.e. if you are not eligible) or the maximum number of free open access articles has been reached you will have the option to pay the APC yourself.

If you need further information or help with open access publishing process, please contact your library/information service.

Instructions to authors can also be found on Elsevier web pages.

Oxford University Press

Open Access Publishing in OUP's Journals

FinELib’s agreement with OUP allows authors from participating institutions to publish Open Access in OUP’s hybrid journals at no additional charge. The costs of OA publishing are covered by the agreement and paid for from Library budgets.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you meet the criteria below:

  • You are affiliated with one of the participating Finnish institutions

  • Your article has been received into production in one of OUP’s hybrid titles during 1.1.2021–31.12.2023 (agreement period may vary from organization to organization): list of eligible titles (xls)

  • You are the corresponding author of the article.

  • Your article has been peer-reviewed.

Need support? Not sure of your eligibility? Email your local library.

Is my journal compliant with Plan S?

Use the Journal Checker Tool to see if your preferred journal is compliant with Plan S and with the Academy of Finland's OA policy.

I am eligible, what do I need to do?

Step 1

  • When submitting your paper, make sure you indicate the qualifying institution as the primary affiliation.

  • Once your paper has been accepted for publication, you will receive an email containing a link to OUP’s online licencing and payment system.

  • If you have used your institutional email address (we strongly recommend this), you will also receive a second email telling that you may be eligible to publish OA using funding from your institution.

Step 2

  • Log in and choose your OA licence. The Finnish national policy on open access strongly recommends the selection of the CC BY licence, while several funders mandate it.

  • Please note that at this stage you will be asked to confirm that you will pay the Open Access charge. However, provided that your eligibility is confirmed by your institution, you will not need to pay the charge. (If in doubt, please contact your institution).

  • Tick both boxes and click I accept this copyright agreement.

Step 3

  • Proceed to payment and select Finnish Institutions (FinELib affiliated) from the dropdown box beneath Open Access Prepayment Account on the Article Charges page.

  • Check the Refer Charge? box next to the Open Access charge, and then click Refer Charges at the bottom of the page.

  • Provide the requested information and complete the request.

  • You will receive a notification that your request has been forwarded to your institution for approval.

Step 4

  • Once FinElib or your institution has verified your eligibility, you will receive a confirmation.

  • Your article will be made freely available online.

Please note that if your request is not approved (i.e. if you are not eligible) you will need to arrange payment of the APC via another method.

OUP’s instructions for authors: Finnish institutions (FinELib affiliated)

FAQ

Taylor & Francis

Open Access Publishing in Taylor & Francis Journals

2023-2024 FinELib agreement with Taylor & Francis includes open publishing in almost 2000 journals published by Taylor & Francis / Routledge.

This includes Open Select (hybrid) journals in both Social Sciences & Humanities and Science & Technology fields.

Agreement doesn't include T&F journals in Medical fields, or most of the Full Open Access journals. Any journals which convert from Open Select journals to Full Open Access journals will stay included in the FinELib agreement until the end of 2024.

Am I entitled to publish my article Open Access free of charge?

You are entitled to publish your article Open Access free of charge if

  • You are the corresponding author of your article.
  • You are a researcher, a student or a staff member (at the time when your article is accepted) in one of the organisations subscibing to T&F Libraries
  • Your article is accepted for publishing after Jan 1st 2023 in one of the qualifying journals (xlsx). (This includes most T&F Open Select journals in Social Sciences & Humanities and Science & Technology. Doesn't include medical journals, or most of T&F's fully open journals.

Eligible articles are core, peer reviewed research articles, defined below but not necessarily limited to the below list.

Article
Review
Research Article
Review Article
Report
Short Communication
Case Report
Note
Original Article
Guest Editorial

Is my journal compliant with Plan S?

Use the Journal Checker Tool to see if your preferred journal is compliant with Plan S and with the Academy of Finland's OA policy.

Instructions for the corresponding authors

What do I need to do to get the benefit?

Once your article is accepted, you are identified belonging to a certain organisation on the basis of the name of the organisation you have provided. When submitting your article, select carefully your main organisation from the drop down menu (neither faculty nor department), and use your organisational e-mail address to make your organisation known to T&F. In case your affiliation changes after leaving your manuscript don’t forget to tell your production editor about your new affiliation.

Once your article has been accepted, your organisation is informed, and will approve your affiliation with your organisation. After this, T&F will send you an e-mail and inform you that you can publish your article Open Access free of charge.

Recommended process

Sign your publishing agreement only after your organisation has approved the open access publishing of your article.

  • Usually after 24-48 hours from the approval email T&F will send you e-mail which contains a link to the publishing agreement.
  • Sign the agreement either electronically or print the agreement, and sign and upload it into the system.
  • Your article will be published with CC BY license. The Finnish national policy on open access strongly recommends the selection of the CC BY licence, while several funders mandate it. If you wish to publish with another CC license, contact T&F.

Alternative process

You sign the publishing agreement before your organisation has approved your affiliation. (You can follow this process especially if you want to publish OA regardless of if your article is accepted by your organisation or not.)

  • T&F sends you e-mail containing a link to the Open Access publishing agreement. Select the Open Access publishing option in the T&F system.
  • The system will recognize that the institution is part of the agreement and will direct you to a page informing that you may be eligible for APC funding.
  • You need to accept the "APC quote". If approved for funding, the cost to you will be 0 €.
  • Sign the agreement below either electronically or print the agreement, and sign and upload it into the system.
  • T&F sends you e-mail (see picture below) to let you know that your request to publish Open Access has been sent to your organisation. Your organisation confirms in the T&F system that you are entitled to publish Open Access free of charge.
  • Your article is published Open Access with the CC BY license. The Finnish national policy on open access strongly recommends the selection of the CC BY licence, while several funders mandate it. If you wish to publish with another CC license, contact T&F.

NB! If your organisation rejects your request for Open Access publishing free of charge, T&F sends you new e-mail and you can select whether you want to publish your article behind paywall, whether you still want to ask financing from your organisation or whether you want to finance Open Access publication yourself.

If you need help or further information, contact your library/information service.

Author Services on Taylor & Francis web pages: Open Access publishing for Researchers in Finland

Wiley

Open Access Publishing in Wiley Journals

FinELib consortium’s agreement with Wiley enables the researchers to publish their articles open access in Wiley’s Full OA and hybrid journals during the agreement term 2023–2024.

Instructions to OA publishing in Wiley journals in the early part of 2023

Due to unfinished negotiations the articles in the early part of 2023 will be published open access retrospectively. For hybrid journals the articles that are accepted for publication from 1st January 2023 are eligible. For Full OA journals the articles that are submitted from 1st January 2023 are eligible.

To ensure that your article will be published OA retrospectively, follow these instructions:

Full OA articles: Submit the article to Wiley’s Full OA journal – Choose Author pays option – If you receive an invoice, do not pay that.

Hybrid articles: You receive confirmation that your article has been accepted for publication – Select option publishing behind paywall (do not choose OA option) - If you receive an invoice, do not pay that.

Check the rest of conditions for the eligibility below in section “Who is eligible to publish article Open access”.

Retrospective OA publishing in the early part of 2023 does not cover articles in Hindawi journals (Hindawi-marked journals in rows 311-570 of the Full OA journals list below).

Note that the instructions in section “Instructions for the corresponding author” below are not valid!

Who is eligible to publish articles Open Access?

You are eligible to publish your article open access, if you fill the following requirements:

In addition, your institution verifies your affiliation to Wiley during the publishing process.

Creative Commons (CC) licenses

Selection of the following licenses are offered title by title.

CC BY 4.0 (ByAttribution)
Creative Commons describes the license like this:
This license lets others copy, distribute, display and perform the work and make derivative works and remixes based on it only if they give the author or licensor the credits (attribution) in the manner specified by these.

CC BY-NC 4.0 (ByAttribution-NonCommercial)
Creative Commons describes the license like this:
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

  • Note that if you choose this license, you will need to seek permission from Wiley to be able to use your work for commercial purposes.

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (ByAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivates)
Creative Commons describes the license like this:
This license allows others to distribute your work as long as they credit you, but they can’t change the work in any way or use it commercially.

  • Note that if you choose this license, you will need to seek permission from Wiley to be able to or distribute any modified version of your work.

Instructions for the corresponding author

OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING IN WILEY’S FULL OA JOURNALS

  • During submission, follow the instructions to find and enter your institution’s account code.

  • In the Open Access stage of the process, check your eligibility from the dropdown menus to find your affiliated institution.

  • When selecting your institution you will see the correct Wiley Open Access Code. Click on the button to copy the code and enter it in the submission system when asked.

  • Your institution is notified of your request to publish your article open access and asked to approve.

  • If your request is approved (and your article will be accepted by the journal), you will receive a confirmation email. Your accepted article is then published open access under a Creative Commons license on Wiley Online Library.

OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING IN WILEY’S HYBRID JOURNALS

  • Once your article is accepted, register or log-in to Wiley Author Services at www.wileyauthors.com. On your Author Dashboard in Author Services, click Select OnlineOpen.

  • You may be asked to enter your affiliation(s) from the drop down list or confirm the affiliation(s) you entered during submission. You may also tick I have no affiliations. If you have already done this step as part of signing your Creative Commons license, skip to Step “Select OnlineOpen”.

  • You may be asked to enter your funding information or confirm the funder(s) you entered during submission. Select your funder from the adjacent dropdown list or start typing to search. You may also tick I have not received any funding.

  • Select OnlineOpen. When prompted, click Yes, I would like to make my article OnlineOpen and then Confirm. Your institution will be notified of your request to publish your article open access and asked to approve.

  • If your request is approved, you will receive a confirmation email. Your accepted article is then published open access under a Creative Commons license on Wiley Online Library.

Wiley’s instructions: Make your article open access with OnlineOpen (pdf)

IEEE

Open Access Publishing in IEEE's Journals

FinELib consortium’s agreement with IEEE offers authors an opportunity to publish their articles open access during the agreement term 2021–2023 without article processing charges (APC) in IEEE's hybrid and full OA journals (see title list below). However, the author may be responsible for color, page or reprint charges.

There is a limited amount of free open access articles but they are estimated to cover publications for the contract period.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you meet the criteria below:

  • You are the corresponding author of the article who is to communicate with IEEE through the peer review process.You are a researcher, student or staff member in one of the FinELib members subscribing to IEEE journals: FinELib institutions.

  • Your article has been accepted for publication in one of the IEEE’s hybrid or fully open access journals (xls).

  • Your article has been peer-reviewed.

  • Your article has been accepted for publication during 1.1.2021–31.12.2023.

Is my journal compliant with Plan S?

Use the Journal Checker Tool to see if your preferred journal is compliant with Plan S and with the Academy of Finland's OA policy.

I am eligible, what do I need to do?

When submitting your manuscript, select your institution name (Ringgold-name). Insert your institutional email address in the system if it's not already there.

Hybrid and fully open access journal

If your article has been accepted for publication in a hybrid or fully open access journal:

  • You will receive an email with a link to IEEE’s system. You will be asked to upload the final files and to choose between traditional and open access publishing. Choose open access:
  • Choose an open access publishing license. We recommend that your choose CC BY which is required by many funders.

  • The article will be sent to the FinELib office for verification. Your affiliation will be checked.

  • Once your organization or FinELib office has verified your open access publishing request, you will receive an email on the decision.

  • If your funding request has been accepted, IEEE will publish your article open access.

Titles with a different workflow

  • IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine
  • IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica
  • IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking
  • IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine

For the titles indicated above the process is as follows:

  1. A corresponding author whose article has been accepted for publication in a “Not in RLSC” title must contact the National Library (finelib@helsinki.fi) in order to enable open access publishing.
  2. The affiliation of the author will be checked for eligibility. If the author is eligible for open access publishing under the agreement, the National Library will contact IEEE and approve the article for open access publishing under our agreement.

If your funding request has not been accepted (affiliation can’t be verified) or all free credits have been used up, you will need to cover the costs of open access publishing yourself.

If you need further information or help with the OA publishing process, please do not hesitate to contact your library/information service.