Open publishing

Scientific publications are today mainly in digital form and thus they could be easily accessible for everyone. Accessing the research results is hindered by the cost of journals, high prices of subscriptions and the continuous rise of prices. Methods of open science have become more frequent, and this has led to a swift increase in open science journals (for example, PLoS One) and publication and data archives.

The University of Eastern Finland, like many other universities and funders around the world, demands research results to be published with an open access (OA) within the limits of agreements and laws. Open access refers to a form of online publishing in which a scientific publication is openly accessible and utilisable for everyone, without separate compensation.

Openness brings a scientist more merit, for openly accessible scientific publications are cited more often than articles published only in subscription-based journals. The open publishing of a research study promotes the work’s visibility, utility and impact and increases opportunities for co-operation.

For more information:

Service e-mail: erepo[at]

Head of Services Jukka Kananen, Library
tel. +358 294 45 8139

IT Systems Specialist Antti Laurila, Library 
tel. +358 294 45 8193


Presentation material on open access and scholarly publications (.ppt)

Science Europe: cOAlition S website and PLAN S

ROARMAP (Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies) service can be used to check the OA policies of state governments, universities and research funders, among others

SHERPA/JULIET service can be used to check funders’ open access policies