Other support methods

FinELib consortium negotiates e-resource license agreements for Finnish scientific communities. Some of these license agreements contain an Open Access element, i.e. an APC benefit for the duration of the agreement. In most cases, this means either a discount on the APC or a possibility to publish an article without the APC when it is published open access in a scientific journal. Depending on the publisher, the included journals are hybrid and/or  gold OA journals. Each publisher has predefined the journals that contain the APC benefit, the extent of the benefits and how they are calculated varies. In addition, the process of applying for the APC benefit varies with different publishers.

Additionally, we are participating in the Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP) that enables an MDPI article processing charge discount.

At the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital, the corresponding authors are entitled for the APC benefit. If the APC fees have not been approved as costs in the funding of the project, it is possible to utilise UEF’s centralised support.

A preliminary list of Publication Forum ratings for journals with APC benefits (if a journal is not shown on the list, check their rating at the Publication Forum). 

At the moment, we have APC benefits included in the licensing agreements with the following publishers:

 

  • licensing agreement valid 2018-2020 (article is accepted between 1.1.2018-31.12.2020) 
  • articles can be published open access for free using granted open access credits (an institutional email address must be used in the submitting process) 
  • there is a limited amount of free credits annually, and if all credits have been used by the time your article is accepted, ACS directs you to publish your article as a paywalled article or to pay the Article Processing Charges yourself
  • includes hybrid journals and two OA journals (ACS Central Science and ACS Omega) 
  • detailed instructions on how to publish an open access article
  • list of credit-applicable hybrid journals
  • licensing agreement valid 2018-2020 (article is accepted between 1.1.2018-31.12.2020)
  • articles can be published with a free open access using vouchers  
  • vouchers can be applied for when submitting the manuscript, and an institutional email address must be used in the submitting process
  • there is a limited amount of free vouchers annually, and 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
  • includes hybrid journals and one OA journal
  • detailed instructions on how to publish an open access article
  • list of voucher-applicable journals
  • 10 per cent discount on APC list prices (the APC rate varies between journals)
  • all included journals are OA journals  
  • the discounted APC rate is applied for when submitting the manuscript for the publisher in the Submission System, and this demands using either a UEF or a KUH e-mail address
  • Article Processing Charges for journals (undiscounted rates)
  • licensing agreement valid 1.10.2018-31.12.2020 (article is accepted during the agreement term).  
  • articles are published open access for free, i.e. without the APC
  • once your article has been accepted for publication, you will receive a link to Springer’s My Publication system where you choose the UEF affiliation.  
  • includes only hybrid journals
  • detailed instructions on how to publish an open access article
  • list of hybrid journals included in the agreement
  • the assumption is that you want to publish the article open access. If that is not the case, please complete the My Publication process and then contact the library where the open access publishing process will be stopped.
  • licensing agreement valid 2018-2022 (article is accepted between 1.5.2018-31.12.2022)
  • articles can be published open access for free using an organisational OA waiver code; you can request the code from: acquisitions@uef.fi
  • you can use the code for opening your article after the publisher has accepted your manuscript for publication
  • there is a limited amount of free vouchers annually, the number decreases each time the waiver code is used. If all free vouchers have already been used, you can publish your article as a paywalled article or pay the APC fee yourself
  • includes both hybrid and OA journals  
  • detailed instructions on how to publish an open access article
  • list of code-applicable journals (all article types)

For more information:  
Information Specialist Kaarina Meriläinen
Collection services, Joensuu Campus Library
tel. +358 294 45 8223
e-mail: kaarina.merilainen[at]uef.fi

Head of Services Riitta Porkka
Collection services, Joensuu Campus Library
tel. +358 294 45 8277
e-mail: riitta.porkka[at]uef.fi