Embargo refers to a period of time defined by the publisher, calculated from the publishing time of the original publication, during which the author has no permission of publishing a self-archived open access copy of a publication
APC (article processing charge) refers to a fee often gathered to cover the costs of gold open access publishing, e.g. the costs of the peer-review process.
Pre-print refers to the work as it was when submitted to the publisher for peer-review, i.e. pre-peer-review version of the article.
Post-print (also final draft or author accepted manuscript) refers to the post-peer-review version of the work as it was before the publisher created the final layout for the work (logos, etc.)
Final published version (also publisher PDF) refers to the work in the form in which the publisher disseminates it.
Discounts in APCs
Aalto University researchers are eligible for discounts on some Open Access article processing charges.
|ACS - American Chemical Society||
According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers can use open access credits to publish their articles as open without an APC in all ACS subscription-based journals and fully open access titles. The credits can be used during the agreement term 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2020. There is a limited amount of credits annually. More info
NOTE! The OA vouchers for 2019 have run out!
After the credits have been used, Aalto University researchers get a 250$ discount on APCs when publishing in the ACS AuthorChoise program. The discount is based on the university’s subscription of the publisher’s All Publications package and the researcher has to enter this information when purchasing the open access license. Further information.
According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers can publish their articles as open with a 50 % reduced APC charge in most Elsevier journals when acting as a corresponding author of the article. Further information
According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers can publish their articles as open without APC-charge using prepaid APC-vouchers. Corresponding authors are eligible to use the vouchers for publishing in all journals in the Emerald Premier-collection as well as in Emerald’s fully open access journal ”International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management”. There is a limited amount of vouchers annually. Further information
The vouchers for 2019 have been depleted
IGI Global supports open access publishing with a fund of equal value that Aalto University spends on subscribing to IGI Global journals. Aalto University researchers/authors can publish in IGI Global journals without an APC fee within the limits of the fund. The fund will be offered on annual basis and expire at the end of the subscription period. It would renew as the subscription is renewed. Article processing fee is waived after the paper is peer-reviewed and accepted into an IGI Global journal.
Please note that all APC waivers are processed by IGI Global's administrative staff and not the journal's editorial team. Authors should not disclose any information regarding APC waivers to the journal Editor-in-Chief or the Editorial Advisory Board. Further information
MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Aalto University has an agreement with the publisher MDPI, which grants Aalto researchers a 10 % discount on APCs. Please select Aalto University for the discount on the submission form.
|RSC - Royal Society of Chemistry||According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers can publish their articles as open without an APC in RSC hybrid journals during the agreement term 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2019. Further information|
|Sage||According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers can publish their articles as open with a 200 GBP (normally 1600 GBP) APC charge when acting as a corresponding author of the article. The researcher has to check that the journal is on the list covered by the agreement and add the discount code to the publisher’s form. Further information|
|Science Advances journal||According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers get a 15% discount of the APC fee of Science Advances -journal. Science Advances is an online-only open access journal. Further information|
|SCOAP3||Aalto University participates in the international SCOAP3 consortium, which has converted key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics to Open Access from 2014. The members of the SCOAP3 consortium pay a fee, based on the HEP research output of the country, which covers the former subscription and APC costs.|
According to the agreement made by FinELib consortium Aalto University researchers can publish their articles as open without an APC in Springer hybrid journals during the agreement term 1.10.2018 - 31.12.2020. Further information
|Taylor & Francis||
Aalto University researchers get a 5% discount on APCs when publishing in the Taylor & Francis Open access membership program.
Due to the publisher’s invoicing model, the reduced price can only be gotten through the Learning Centre and the reduced APC will be invoiced from the unit afterwards. Please first ensure that your unit is willing to pay the reduced APC and then contact the Learning Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org.
openaccess.aalto.fi national website of open access publishing
RECODE (Policy RECommendations for Open Access to Research Data in Europe)
FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research)
SPARC Europe (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
European Commission background note on open access to publications and data in Horizon 2020