Article/Book Processing Charge: Funding for Publishing

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

Faculty of Social Sciences

Support for Open Access publishing (Dean’s decision 11.12.2019)

The Faculty supports open access publishing in open access journals and books by covering the payment of publishing fees up to 2000 € per publication. From 2020 on, open access publishing in 'hybrid' publication channels is not supported anymore (except manuscripts submitted between 2018-19 to those hybrid journals to which Helsinki University Library had negotiated discounts). 

The support is meant for all researchers working in the Faculty, either on salary or with a personal grant, including doctoral students. The researcher has to be the first author in the publication (or in a similar important position) to be eligible for the support. The costs of Open Access publishing should be primarily covered by research projects; the Faculty does not pay the charge if the researcher can pay it from his/her project.


  • To apply for the support, please fill in this e-form