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 library's support. Depending on the granted research funding the support for open access publishing can be:

 

Criteria for applying library's APC Funding in 2023

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 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 between Jan 1, 2023 and Dec 31, 2023
  4. The article is published under CC-BY licence. In some cases other licence can be accepted. Read more about from our License Guide.
  5. Maximum funding for the article is 3500 €
  6. 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.
 

SEND REQUEST

Instructions for Academy of Finland funded researchers

After Jan 1, 2021 granted Academy of Finland funding

Library's APC Funding is for A1 Journal articles (refereed, original researc) in Plan S compliant journals. Plan S-compliant open publication venue can be checked with Journal Checker Tool or by asking from the publisher. Library will also gladly help with checking Plan S-compliancy.

Library has collected funders policies to Open Access Guide.

Please contact hulib-apc@helsinki.fi and you’ll receive invoicing details for the publisher. Mention also your Grant ID.

 

Before 2021 granted Academy of Finland funding

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. More info: Academy of Finland press release

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)   1.1.2021–31.12.2023   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

Note! Journals, magazines and proceedings are listed on separate sheets in the file.

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 1.1.2023-31.12.2023 Free open access compliant with library's APC Funding criteria if the APC includes library's membership discount 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
Copernicus Copernicus journals that are JUFO Classification 1, 2 or 3 1.1.2021-31.12.2022 Free open access CC BY Corresponding Author
 
Correspondence with the publisher from helsinki.fi -email address
Elsevier

Journal list

Also Journals subscribed by HULib

Acceptance date 1.1.2021-31.12.2023 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: Other Elsevier open access journals -> fill in the APC Funding Request

Emerald Journal list

1.1.2021–31.12.2023

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 1.1.2021-31.12.2023 Free open access 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 1.1.2021–31.12.2023 Free open access, 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

Open access publishing will begin soon (2.2.2023)

 

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 1.2.2021-31.12.2022 Free open access 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 Free open access, article quota 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 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 1.1.2023-31.12.2023 Free open access CC BY

Corresponding Author

Choose UH as your institution when submitting the article

 
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) RSC journals 1.1.2022 – 31.12.2023 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

1.1.2020 - 31.12.2022

Negotiations ongoing, but publishing continues. See guidelines: Using OA by FinELib Consortium

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 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 1.1.2022-31.12.2022 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

Open select journals and
Annals of Medicine on journal list

(updated in January 2022)

3.6.2020-31.12.2022

Negotiations ongoing

 

Free open access, article quota

 

CC BY

CC BY-NC-ND

Corresponding Author
Peer-reviewed article types:
Article, Review, Research Article, Review Article, Report, Short Communication, Case Report, Note, Original Article, Guest Editorial

Article has been accepted 24.12.2021-31.12.2022

Using OA by FinELib Consortium

Negotiations ongoing

 

Wiley Wiley Full OA and other included journals

17.2.2020–31.12.2022

Negotiations ongoing

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) 1.1.2022-31.12.2022
Article is primary research article or review article

Negotiations ongoing. See guidelines for 2023: Using OA by FinELib Consortium

 

Updated 2 Feb 2023

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