FinELib reaches Read & Publish agreement with OUP


Oxford University Press (OUP) and FinELib, a consortium of Finnish universities, research institutions, and public libraries, have reached an agreement for Read & Publish access to OUP’s journals collection.

The agreement came into effect on 1 January 2021 and lasts for 3 years. It allows scholars at participating universities and research institutions to both access research published in OUP’s journal collection and to publish their research output open access in hybrid journals published by OUP.

Arja Tuuliniemi, Head of Services at FinELib, said, "We are pleased to have reached this new agreement that allows authors in the 11 participating institutions to publish their work OA at no additional charge and in compliance with Plan S and Finnish national OA policies. We look forward to collaborating with OUP to provide smooth processes to our members and to make Finnish research more accessible and sustainable".

Rhodri Jackson, Publishing Director for Open Access at OUP, said, "I am delighted to have reached this agreement with our colleagues at FinELib. I’m really pleased that we will be able to provide Finnish scholars with fair and sustainable access to and open access publishing options across our quality journal portfolio, and look forward to working with FinELib over the next three years to further open access publishing".

For more information on how to publish OA in OUP's hybrid journals, click here.

For more information on the agreement, click here.

About FinELib

FinELib is a consortium of Finnish higher education institutions, research institutes, and public libraries. We negotiate e-resource license agreements for the Finnish scholarly community and are committed to achieving full and immediate open access in line with Finland’s OA policy.

We currently have multiple transformative agreements in place, allowing Finnish authors to publish their research OA in thousands of journals.


About Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is the largest university press publisher of open access research. We publish over 80 fully open access journals, more than 100 open access monographs, and offer an open access publishing option on over 400 journals. Since 2004, we have published over 70,000 open access papers across all major subject areas and publish more than 1,250 OA articles per month.

Oxford University Press has been publishing journals for more than a century and has more than 500 years of publishing expertise.