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:

 

HOW TO APPLY FUNDING FOR APC

  1. Check if the journal is included on journal lists of library's agreements with some publishers (Elsevier, Oxford University Press, Sage, SpringerNature, Taylor & Francis, Wiley). If so, follow the publishers instructions.
  2. If the journal is not included on Library's agreements check if the requirements for funding are fullfilled.
  3. 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 of the APC.
  4. Remember also self-archiving (Green OA) as an open access route. You may use library's Deposit Service.
  5. Need to know more? We will help at hulib-apc@helsinki.fi

 

SEND REQUEST

REQUIREMENTS FOR APC FUNDING

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

Criteria

  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 Open Access and has JUFO Classification 1, 2 or 3
  3. The APC is less than 3500 €
  4. The article is submitted for publishing after 1.1.2021.
  5. The article is peer-reviewed research article. Funding is not available for book processing charges (BPC)
  6. The article is published under CC-BY licence. In some cases other licence can be accepted. Read more about from our License Guide.

* 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
BioMed Central (Springer) BioMed Central 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
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 1.1.2021-31.12.2022 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
LWW - Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Wolters Kluwer Ful OA journals and other included journals 1.1.2018-31.12.2022  

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 CC BY Corresponding Author 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

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
SAGE Premier

Sage Choice Titles

1.1.2020 - 31.12.2022 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

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

 

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

 

Wiley Wiley Full OA and other included journals

17.2.2020–31.12.2022

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

Using OA by FinELib Consortium

 

 

Updated 27.6.2022

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