Science Advances

Open Access Publishing in Science Advances journal

Researchers get a 15% discount when publishing in Science Advances, journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

All articles in Science Advances are immediately open access. Information about Science Advances APC fees can be found on Science Advances website.

Am I entitled to have discount?

Yes, if you meet the following requirements:

  • You are the paying author, which is usually the corresponding author, or the person acting on the author’s behalf using the online payment system.

  • Your article has been accepted during 10.12.2021–2.12.2022.

  • You are a researcher, student or staff member in one of the FinELib members subscribing to Science journals: Science Journals consortium

Instructions for the corresponding author

After your article is accepted, you will receive an email notifying you that your APC payment is due. This email will contain a link to the Author Charge page on RightsLink, the Science Advances payment vendor’s platform.

  • Choose licence CC BY 4.0 (recommended, check with your funding body if you are required to publish under this licence) or CC BY-NC 4.0.

Creative Commons describes the CC BY 4.0 (ByAttribution) licence like this:
This licence 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.

Creative Commons describes the CC BY-NC 4.0 (ByAttribution-NonCommercial) licence like this:
This licence lets others copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and make derivative works and remixes based on it only for non-commercial purposes.

  • To get the 15% discount, click the “Apply Discounts” button.

  • In order for the discount to correctly apply, search for and select the main or parent institution ("University of XXX") rather than their particular department or sub-body (“University of XXX. Department of Mathematics”), (see picture below).

  • Depending on the author profile in AAAS’ manuscript submission system (CTS), there will sometimes already appear an institution in the affiliation discount field. The existing text may simply be deleted and replaced with the correct institution name.

  • Click the blue “Apply Discounts” button. If you are eligible for a discount, the reduction in USD will appear instead of “No Discount” text (see picture below).

  • Proceed to payment options by clicking on the blue “Next” button. You are presented the option to create an account or sign in to an existing RightsLink account. The information entered in the RightsLink account will be used to populate the billing statement. Once the transaction is completed, the RightsLink will confirm the completion of the order and payment.

  • If you use a credit card for payment, the confirmation will look like this (see picture below) and you will receive separate order confirmation and payment receipt emails.

  • If you request invoice, you will encounter the screen below and will receive the invoice via email within 24 hours of request.

If you face any problems or have any questions, please contact your library or information service for help.

Royal Society of Chemistry

Open Access Publishing in Royal Society of Chemistry Journals

Researchers can publish their articles open access in Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) hybrid journals without additional payment. Open access publishing is free for the researcher, since the costs have been covered as a part of FinELib consortium’s agreement.

Am I entitled to free open access publishing in RSC journals?

Yes, if you fill the following requirements:

RSC identifies eligible authors based on their email address. When submitting your article to RSC, please use the email address of your own organization.

Instructions for the corresponding author

  • On acceptance of manuscript, you will receive an email from RSC with a link to their licensing system.

  • The link takes you to a page with the details of your manuscript provided at submission.

  • Click Start now.

  • Choose Gold Open Access Publication. Make sure that the system has identified you correctly, ie. that this option reads FREE - No payment required.  You are identified based on your email address.

  • Choose license CC BY.

    • Creative Commons describes the CC BY 4.0 (ByAttribution) 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.
  • Agree to the license terms.

If you have refused to publish your article open access, and would like to change this, it is possible to retrospectively publish your article open access. Please contact your library or information service for help.

If you face any problems or have any questions, please contact your library or information service for help.

Researchers/students/staff members (as a corresponding author of the article) of the subscribing organisations are entitled to 15% discount on the APC of RSC's Full OA journals.

American Chemical Society

Open Access Publishing in American Chemical Society Journals

FinELib consortium’s agreement with ACS offers authors an opportunity to publish their articles open access during the agreement term 2021–2023 without article processing charges (APC). There is a limited amount of free open access articles available during the term.

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 ACS through the peer review process.

  • You are a researcher, student or staff member in one of the FinELib members subscribing to ACS journals, see FinELib institutions.

  • Your article has been accepted for publication in one of the ACS's journals (xls). NB! Alterations to the lists are possible during the agreement period.

  • Your article has been peer-reviewed (e-book articles are excluded).

  • Your article has been accepted 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 in ACS’s Paragon Plus submission system, ACS recommends you to utilize an email address that is directly associated to your respective institutions, for enhancing ease of verification of qualification as a qualifying author.

  • In Paragon Plus system, select the correct institution name from the drop down box.

Once your article is accepted

You will receive an email invitation to enter the ACS's Journal Publishing Tool (JPA).

  • Sign in the Tool and update requested information.

  • The JPA tool lets you know if the manuscript is affiliated with an institution that is part of FinElib  agreement.

  • Ensure that you want to use FinELib agreement to publish open access by choosing Yes, I wish to publish open access as per agreement:

  • Complete the JPA form.

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

If your funding request has been accepted, ACS will

  • publish your article under the CC BY license and

  • deposit the final version of record under a CC-BY license into the US Pub Med Central repository.

If your funding request has not been accepted or all free open access articles have been published under FinELib agreement by the time your article is accepted, you will automatically have the right to publish your article open access yourself through ACS's other options.

In that case, please note that you will need to arrange payment of the APC via another method.

For more information: About ACS Author Choice

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

Wolters Kluwer Lippincott

Open Access Publishing in Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Journals

 

Publishing articles openly under FinELib agreement is currently not possible. Negotiations on a new agreement are in progress.

If you need further information or help with the OA publishing process, please contact your library/information service or WK Customer Support: WKHealth_Support@copyright.com 

Springer Compact

Open Access Publishing in Springer Compact collection

FinELib consortium’s agreement with Springer Nature includes open access publishing in Springer’s hybrid titles in the Compact collection during the agreement term 1.1.2021–31.12.2023.  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 Springer Compact subscribing institutions are eligible to publish open access under the agreement. Your institution verifies your affiliation to Springer during the publishing process.

Springer Compact consortium

Which journal titles are eligible for Open Access publishing?

The agreement covers hybrid titles in the Springer Compact collection (xls).

The list of journals indicates the titles including:

  • information about open access licenses and
  • whether the title is in Springer’s standard or non-standard publishing workflow.

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

  • Original Paper
  • Review Paper
  • Brief Communication
  • Continuing Education

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

Article in Springer’s Standard Workflow

Most journals belong in this category (see list of journals for details).

  • 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. The names are in English. If you don’t find the name of 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 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.

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

  • Springer will publish your article open access.

 

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

If this is not the case with you, contact your library/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.

Article in Springer’s non-standard workflow

A minority of journals belong in this category (see list of journals for details).

  • The process varies by journal title.

  • Use the name of your institution and your institutional email address in all communications with the journal.

  • Agree to the open access license used by the journal 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.

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

  • Springer will publish your article open access.

 

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

If this is not the case with you, contact your library/information service before you complete the publishing process. They will reject verifying your affiliation in the system. Your article will be published behind a paywall.

SAGE

Open Access Publishing in SAGE Journals

Researchers can publish their articles open access with CC BY licence during the agreement period 1.1.2020–31.12.2022

The most common acceptable article types are: Original Research Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications, Short Reports and Case Reports.

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.

Am I entitled to publish my article open access free of charge or with the discounted APC?

Yes, you are, if:

  1. Your article has been accepted to be published during the agreement period in one of the SAGE journals listed above. Agreement period may vary per organisation.

  2. You are affiliated with one of the subscribing institutions:
    SAGE Premier consortium.

  3. You are the corresponding author of the article.

Instructions to the corresponding author

SAGE identifies your right to publish Open Access free of charge or Open Access with 20% discount primarily based on the institutional affiliation you choose from the drop down menu in ScholarOne system, when you submit your manuscript.

If you don't choose your institutional affiliation from the drop down menu, but instead write it yourself, SAGE uses your email address to identify your eligibility.

 

  • When your article is accepted for publication, please, complete the steps to sign SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement as usual. SAGE still requires this agreement for your article to proceed to production at SAGE.

  • When your article is received at SAGE, SAGE will send you and any other authors of the article e-mail, informing you of your right to publish Open Access at no cost to you or with discount. E-mail contains a link to SAGE's Open Access Portal (see e-mail below).

    Anyone of the authors of the article can follow the link to proceed to the next step.

  • Regarding the hybrid journals, you will have 14 days to enter the portal to accept Open Access publication of your article.

    If Open Access is not accepted during this period, SAGE will publish the article behind paywall. You will then lose the benefit of free Open Access publishing.

  • You will get a reminder email from SAGE after 7 days from the first email. NB: It's advisable to check your junk email.

Sage's Open Access Portal

In SAGE's Open Access Portal, you can see the information on your article:

  • If you are publishing in a Gold OA journal, move to login stage.

  • If you are publishing in a hybrid journal, to publish your article Open Access select Yes, make my article open access.

  • Log in to the portal with your user ID and password or register if needed.

  • Accept the licence for Open Access publishing (CC BY) and fill in the additional information on the copyright.

  • If you are publishing in a hybrid journal, you will then receive the information that your article will be published Open Access and you can log out.

  • If you are publishing in a Gold OA journal, you must proceed to the payment steps. You will then be able to see your APC.

Att.! You can log straight out if you are publishing in a Gold OA journal which doesn't charge APC's or if your organisation has already agreed in SOAP to pay the APC on behalf of you.

Please notice that these are general instructions. Your organisation may have specific instructions concerning APC's. Therefore, when planning to publish an open access article in SAGE Gold OA journals, please contact your organisation's library or information service.

More information

SAGE's instructions for researchers and libraries of subscribing organisations: FineLib & SAGE Premier Read and Publish Open Access Agreement.

SAGE Open Access Agreements: Finland (FinELib).

Please contact your library or information service also on other related topics.

You can also contact SAGE's customer support at openaccess@sagepub.com.

Emerald

Open Access Publishing in Emerald Premier Journals

FinELib consortium’s agreement with Emerald offers authors an opportunity to publish their articles under the CC BY license with a free open access voucher.

  • No article processing charge for the author.
  • The vouchers can be used during the agreement term (1.1.2021–31.12.2023).

There are 118 free vouchers for 2021. In 2022 and 2023 open access publishing is unlimited.

Who is eligible to use the free vouchers?

Corresponding authors affiliated to Emerald Premier subscribing institutions are eligible to use the free vouchers.

The author must use their institutional email address when submitting the manuscript. Emerald will recognize the authors eligibility for the voucher from the institutional email domain.

What can the vouchers be used for?

The vouchers can be used for publishing in all titles in the Emerald Premier collection as well as in Emerald’s only fully open access titles International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management.

Emerald Premier title list (xlsx)

Vouchers can be used for the following article types:

  • Research Paper
  • Viewpoint
  • Technical Paper
  • Conceptual Paper
  • Case Study
  • Literature Review
  • General Review

Instructions to the corresponding author

When submitting your manuscript in Emerald’s ScholarOne system

  • Use your institutional email address. Emerald will recognize your eligibility for a free voucher from your email domain. If you have previously used another email address in the system, please edit it accordingly.

  • Declare you interest to use a free voucher to publish open access. Do this in Step 4: Details and Comments. Tic the box  ”Yes, I want to publish my article as Open Access and my institution is eligible for a prepaid APC-voucher”.

When the article has been accepted for publication

  • You'll receive an acceptance letter via ScholarOne.

  • In addition, within 30 days from the acceptance letter, you will receive a link to a CC BY-license.

Creative Commons describes CC BY (ByAttribution) -license like this:
This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.

  • Complete the document, sign it and return it to the editor via email.

  • Emerald will publish your article under the CC BY-license.

 

If all free vouchers have been used  by the time your article is accepted, you have the right to direct the publisher to publish you article as a paywalled article (or alternatively pay the article processing charge).

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

 Elsevier

Open Access Publishing in SD Freedom Journals

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

There is a limited number of free open access articles available during the agreement period 2021–2023.

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 Elsevier journals (xls). NB! Alterations to the list are possible during the agreement period.

  • The acceptance date of your article is between Jan 1, 2021 and Dec 31, 2023

  • 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 you 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.