Open science has become more common in Finland and all over the world. Several major international funders of science (EU, OECD, UNESCO) encourage towards open science and open access of scientific information. Along with the increase in mandates on parallel publishing, several publishers allow the self-archiving of final draft versions on personal websites or in an open access repository.
Open access (OA) refers to open access to scientific information and its free use, reuse and application.
Open Access recommendations:
In addition to Europe and North America, other parts of the world are also well represented in open access publishing. Most OA publications are published in the United States, Great Britain, Brazil, Pakistan, India, Romania, Turkey and Korea. Especially other than English-speaking countries are highly active in OA. Through open access, you can also find so-called grey literature, such as conference papers, dissertations and other theses.
According to the Publication Policy of the University of Turku open access must be granted to the scientific publications produced at the University if allowed by the terms of the publisher. The open access principles apply to everyone conducting research at the University of Turku and the researchers using the University of Turku as an affiliation. The Research Information System is the publication platform used at the University of Turku.
Major research funders in Finland require (e.g. European Commission, Academy of Finland and Tekes) open access publishing in the projects they fund.
More information on the open access publishing of the Finnish universities e.g.
More information on the development of open access publishing in the Nordic countries in NordForsk's Open access in the Nordic countries - how far have we come? report.
Different ways of open access publishing:
When looking for information on Green OA journals, it should be kept in mind that the articles are not necessarily the peer-reviewed final draft versions
Individual researcher's articles can be stored in several different repositories. A solution to this problem is, for example, ORCID, which offers authors a permanent identifier that can be used to link the publications in different systems and repositories.
Open access directories:
Faculty of Humanities: Katri Ojaniemi (history, culture and arts studies) and Mika Sarlin (languages, linguistics & translation studies)
Faculty of Education: Mikko Pennanen
Turku School of Economics: Tuulia Salovaara
Faculty of Medicine: Jouni Leinonen
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences: Anna-Kaarina Linna
Faculty of Law: Janne Wacklin
Faculty of Social Sciences: Mikko Pennanen