Article/Book Processing Charge: Library's support for APCs

Information about OA publishing fees and discounts for researchers at the University of Helsinki

Library's support for APCs

The researchers of the Helsinki University have the possibility to publish their articles open access with university's support in the following ways

 

 

 

Criteria for applying library's APC Funding in 2024

The funding is primarily for researchers without research funding for open access publishing.

The funding is for A1 Journal article (refereed), original research. Funding doesn't cover submission or other editing fees. Funding is not available for C1 or C2 book processing charges (BPC). More information about the decision levels for the publications.

Criteria for the 2024 funding

  1. The researcher/article author of the Helsinki University is the Corresponding author of the article and has a valid affiliation to University of Helsinki when submitting the article. The affiliation is checked from TUHAT database.
  2. The journal is full Open Access and has JUFO Classification 1, 2 or 3
  3. The article is submitted for publishing (submission date) between Jan 1, 2024 and Dec 31, 2024
  4. Maximum funding for the article is 3500 €
  5. The article is published under CC-BY licence. In some cases other licence can be accepted. Read more about from our License Guide.
  6. Before 1.1.2021 granted Academy of Finland funding for a project/research includes costs for publishing. Therefore library's APC Funding is not available for researchers with this AoF funding.
  7. Corresponding author can get APC funding for max. 6 APCs per calendar year

If the journal meets the requirements fill in the APC Fund Request: bit.ly/APCfund (log in with UH user account). Library checks the request during next working day and informs about the payment details of the APC.

Apply for APC funding when you are submitting the article.
 

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Library's journal subscription agreements or other agreements that include open access publishing

Publisher Journals Agreement Period Free open access Creative Commons Licences Criteria Guidelines
American Chemical Society (ACS) Lehtilista

1.1.2021–31.12.2023

Negotiations ongoing

No open access publishing while negotiations are ongoing CC BY

Corresponding Author
Correspondence with the publisher from helsinki.fi -email address

Using OA by FinELib Consortium
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

ACM journals and proceedings

1.7.2022–31.12.2024 Free open access CC BY Corresponding Author
Correspondence with the publisher from helsinki.fi -email address
Using OA by FinELib Consortium
BioMed Central (Springer) BioMed Central journals 1.1.2023-31.12.2024 Free open access compliant with library's APC Funding criteria if the APC includes library's membership discount.
Apply for APC Funding: http://bit.ly/APCfund
CC BY

Corresponding Author

Submission in UH network

Submission guidelines by BMC
Cell Press (Elsevier) Journal list Acceptance date 1.1.2022–31.12.2024 Free open access, annual article quota CC BY Corresponding Author
Article type: full length journal articles
review articles
short communications
case reports
short reviews (surveys)
original software publications
data articles
micro-articles
protocols
replication studies
videos
Using OA by FinELib Consortium
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press CSHLP Journals (except Life Science Alliance) 1.1.2023-31.12.2024 Free open access

CC BY

CC BY-NC

Corresponding Author

Choose UH as your institution when submitting the article

 
Copernicus Copernicus journals that are JUFO Classification 1, 2 or 3 1.1.2023-31.12.2024 Free open access compliant with library's APC Funding criteria CC BY Corresponding Author
 
Correspondence with the publisher from helsinki.fi -email address
Elsevier

Journal list

+ These Elsevier journals subscribed by the library

Acceptance date 1.1.2024-31.12.2025

Free open access

CC BY

CC BY-NC-ND

Corresponding Author
Article types: full length journal articles, review articles, short communications, case reports, short reviews (surveys), original software publications, data articles, micro-articles, protocols, replication studies, videos

Using OA by FinELib Consortium

NB: Open Access journals -> fill in the APC Funding Request

Emerald Journal list

1.1.2021–31.12.2023

The agreement is being finalised, open access publishing continues

Free open access CC BY

Corresponding Author
 

Article types: Research Paper, Viewpoint, Technical Paper, Conceptual Paper, Case Study, Literature Review, General Review

Correspondence with the publisher from helsinki.fi -email address

Using OA by FinELib Consortium

Frontiers Frontiers journals that are JUFO Classification 1, 2 or 3 1.1.2021-31.12.2024

Free open access compliant with library's APC Funding criteria.

Apply for APC Funding: http://bit.ly/APCfund

CC BY

Corresponding Author
A-type article

Before 1.1.2021 costs for open access publishing are included in the research costs of the project funded by Academy of Finland. Therefore library will not pay these costs. The researcher will receive a 10% discount in this case.

Correspondence with the publisher from helsinki.fi -email address
IEEE Journal list

1.1.2024–31.12.2025

Free open access, annual article quota

CC BY

CC BY-NC-ND

Corresponding Author
Peer-reviewed article
Using OA by FinELib Consortium
Institute of Physics (IOP) Journal list 1.1.2023-31.12.2024 Free open access CC BY

Corresponding Author

Article types

Original research articles Review articles Letters

IOP's instructions
LWW - Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Wolters Kluwer journals

1.1.2013-31.12.2024

 

CC BY

CC BY-NC-ND

Corresponding Author

Using OA by FinELib Consortium

MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute MDPI journals that are JUFO Classification 1, 2 or 3

1.11.2023-31.10.2024

Free open access compliant with library's APC Funding criteria CC BY

Corresponding Author

Before 1.1.2021 costs for open access publishing are included in the research costs of the project funded by Academy of Finland. Therefore library will not pay these costs. The researcher will receive a 10% discount in this case.

Correspondence with the publisher from helsinki.fi -email address
Nature Research Journal list 1.6.2022 - 31.12.2024

N.B. The article quota has run out (29 Aug, 2023)

CC BY

Corresponding Author

Article types: Original Paper, Analysis, Article, Letter, Brief Communication, Registered Report, Resource, Technical Report

Using OA by FinELIb
Oxford University Press Journal list

1.1.2021–31.12.2023

The agreement is being finalised, open access publishing continues

Free open access

CC BY

CC BY-NC

CC BY-NC-ND

Corresponding Author

Correspondence with the publisher from helsinki.fi -email address


Article is peer-reviewed

Using OA by FinELIb

OUP's instructions to author

Rockefeller University Press RUP journals 1.1.2023-31.12.2024 Free open access CC BY

Corresponding Author

Choose UH as your institution when submitting the article

RUP's instructions
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) RSC journals

1.1.2022 – 31.12.2023

The agreement is being finalised, open access publishing continues

Free open access

CC BY

CC BY-NC

Corresponding Author

Correspondence with the publisher from helsinki.fi -email address

Using OA by FinELib Consortium

NB: Gold OA journals -> fill in the APC Funding Request

SAGE Premier

Sage Choice Titles

1.1.2023 - 31.12.2024

Free open access CC BY Corresponding Author

Using OA by FinELib Consortium

NB: Gold OA journals -> fill in the APC Funding Request

 

Springer Nature

Journal list

NB. Nature journals are not included -> See Nature Research above

1.1.2021–31.12.2023

The agreement is being finalised, open access publishing continues

Free open access

CC BY

CC BY-NC

Corresponding Author

Article types: Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication, Continuing Education

Using OA by FinELib Consortium

NB: Other Springer Nature open access journals -> fill in the APC Funding Request

SpringerOpen SpringerOpen journals 1.1.2023-31.12.2024 Free open access compliant with library's APC Funding criteria CC BY

Corresponding Author

Submission in UH network

Submission guidelines by BMC & SpringerOpen
Taylor & Francis

Journal list

(updated in March  2023)

1.1.2023-31.12.2024

 

Free open access, article quota

 

CC BY

CC BY-NC-ND

Corresponding Author
Choose University of Helsinki as your main oraganisation
Use helsinki.fi email
Peer-reviewed article types:
Article, Review, Research Article, Review Article, Report, Short Communication, Case Report, Note, Original Article, Guest Editorial

Article has been accepted after 1.1.2023

Using OA by FinELib Consortium

 

Wiley Wiley Full OA and other included journals

1.1.2023–31.12.2024

Free open access, article quota

 

CC BY

CC BY-NC

CC BY-NC-ND

Corresponding Author
Article has been accepted (or submited to open access journal) 1.1.2023–31.12.2024
Article is eprimary research article, review article or e.g. commentary

Using OA by FinELib Consortium

 

Updated 16 Feb 2024

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