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Open Access and the Aalto University: Open access and the Aalto University

Open Science and ACRIS team

We look after the university's research output and, where appropriate, make it available to the global community.

Team leader and members


ACRIS Aalto Current Research Information System

Search Aalto University's research and artistic activities, publications and outputs in ACRIS public portal

See university's policy for open access

President's decision 2014

Vice President's decision 2018

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Aalto author, what you need to know about university's open access policy

Aalto University wants to promote the open availability of research articles. All the scientific peer-reviewed articles and conference publications will be deposited to ACRIS as a service by RIS Open Science and ACRIS team.

Email your final accepted manuscript to

  • Who’s affected? - Every Aalto University author who is publishing scientific articles and conference publications. This includes PhD students and PostDocs.
  • Which version do I send? - You should send your final, peer-reviewed accepted manuscript (FAM). This is a version WITHOUT the official layout, or corrections made in copy-editing or in typesetting.  Provide us the manuscript with the pictures and charts included.  
  • How is it done? – Tell about the university policy to your coauthors in the start of the writing process. As soon as your peer reviewed manuscript has been accepted, send it to
  • Do I need to worry about publisher copyright? – Open science and ACRIS team will make sure that the FAM in ACRIS will comply with the publishers requirements
  • What about third party copyright? - Articles may also contain copyrighted material belonging to a third party, such as illustrations or graphics. If the permission to use these materials applies only to printed editions, separate permission is required to use them for self-archiving purposes.
  • Do I need to send my manuscript if it is being published with paid open access? - You do not need to send the manuscript to us. We will deposit publications published with paid open access as a part of our publication importing service.
  • Can I upload manuscript myself to ACRIS? – Yes you can, please see the instructions. The service staff will check the upload is according to publisher’s policy.  
  • File formats we accept – Please send only PDF files. 

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Services that provide journal rankings

Federation of Finnish Learned Societies' Publication Forum (Julkaisufoorumi in Finnish)

Thomson Reuters' Impact Factor listings in the Journal Citation Reports database (licensed product, Aalto IT-identifier and password required)

Elsevier’s SCImago journal rankings

Open access elsewhere national website of open access publishing

Avoin tiede ja tutkimus 2014-2017 -hanke

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