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Open access: General information

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This guide provides information on open access (OA) publishing. It addresses questions such as: What types of OA publishing are there? How do you parallel publish? Why is OA important? How do you find and evaluate OA publication channels? What opportunities do ÅAU researchers have to publish OA? What OA requirements do research funders have? How do you choose a suitable open license?  


 What is open access? 

  • Gold OA and Green OA (parallel publishing)

 Why open access? 

  • Responsible research practice
  • Often required by funders

 Parallel publishing 

  • Free OA alternative 
  • At ÅAU in AboCRIS
  • Search for journal guidelines for parallel publishing: Sherpa/Romeo

 Find and evaluate publication channels 


  • Quick OA alternative
  • Find preprint servers

 Open licenses (Creative Commons) 

 ÅAU’s funding for open access fees

  • Vouchers and discounts for ÅAU researchers through ÅAU’s agreements
  • APC pool (funding for APC fees in journals that meet specific quality criteria and are not covered by ÅAU’s agreements)
  • BPC pool (funding for making monographs OA)

 Funders’ open access requirements 

 Cost transparency - OpenAPC 


  • Key OA terms

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This guide by Åbo Akademi University Library is licensed under CC BY 4.0