Open Access: Open Access HUB Project

Open Access services and guidance for researchers at the University of Helsinki. #openaccess #openscience #ORCID #selfarchiving

Helsinki University Press (HUP)

Helsinki University Press, HUP for short, is a scholarly Open Access publisher in the process of being established. All of its publications will be freely available online. We offer the academic community a publication channel through which to disseminate research results effectively, fairly and to the right audience.

HUP’s digital publications will be free to download in pdf or HTML format, and can be bought as e-books or in print for a fee. The first publications will appear in 2019-20, and we are currently looking for authors, manuscripts and journals.

HUP is owned by the University of Helsinki, and the management of the publisher’s operations is shared between the Helsinki University Library and Gaudeamus, a publishing house for non-fiction literature in Finnish.


Contact information

Contact us if you know of a researcher or manuscript that is looking for an Open Access academic publisher.

Publishing Director Leena Kaakinen

Publishing Manager Aino Rajala

Facilitating and streamlining APC procedures

Helsinki University Library supports researchers by

  • Creating a university-wide process to support the payment and recording of APCs.
  • Upkeeping a guide providing constantly updated information on APC, available deals or discounts and OA help and advice.
  • Informing researchers on agreements, copyright matters and CC-licenses
  • Negotiating, identifying, and promoting publishers’ discounts for APCs


Contact Information

Contact us if you need more information about APC discounts or if you want to discuss open access publishing in general.

Building a Scholarly Communication office

Building a Scholarly Communication office will

  • Provide practical help and information on Open Access publishing channels
  • Build new service to help answer questions related to the new publishing environment and the requirements or recommendations surrounding Open Access publishing
  • Collaborate with the Research Office staff to streamline processes
  • Answer questions on the various and interlinked aspects of open access, APC's, and publisher subscription deals
  • Endorse new competencies for librarians: digital publishing tools, scholarly publishing know-how
  • Inform researchers on agreements, copyright matters and CC-licenses
  • Develop OA-metrics, altmetrics and OA-reporting
  • Enhance dissemination and discovery of Open Access publications of HU researcher

Contact Information

Information Specialist, project coordinator Marjo Kuusela

About the Open Access HUB Project

Financier: University of Helsinki

Partners: Helsinki University Library and Gaudeamus

Project period: 2017 - 2019


Contact Information

Information Specialist, project coordinator Marjo Kuusela