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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.


Please note that while an agreement for 2024-25 has been reached in principle, the contract details are still being negotiated and will be drawn up in early 2024. During this period, OUP will keep the OA accounts of existing participants open (normal workflow, articles published OA immediately), while articles published by authors affiliated with new participants (those not included here) will be published behind a paywall and converted to OA retrospectively.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you meet the criteria below:

  • You are affiliated with one of the participating Finnish institutions. Please note that you must indicate this as your primary affiliation when submitting the article.

  • Your article has been received into production during 1.1.2021–31.12.2023 or during the new agreement term (1.1.2024-31.12.2025): list of eligible titles here (xls)

  • You are the corresponding author of the article.

  • Your article is peer-reviewed.

  • Your article is not published in a Supplement.

Need support? Not sure of your eligibility? Email your library/information services.

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?

To get started

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

  • Once your paper has been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication, you will receive an email containing a link to the Online Licensing and Payment System, SciPris.

  • Click "Select a license" to proceed. For screenshots, see OUP's Author Guide.

Step 1 - Welcome

Step 2 - Register/Sign in

  • Sign in and create an account if you don't have one. In case you already have one, select the author.

Step 3 - Select a license

Step 4 - Arrange Payment

  • Click "Submit request" to send your request for review.

Step 5 - Confirmation

  • View your dashboard. A confirmation will be displayed.

  • Your institution will now validate your eligibility. When publishing in a subscription/hybrid journal, you will receive an email when your request has been been reviewed.

  • Once approved, 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)