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Open Access and the Aalto University: Open data in open access publications


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.

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 data in open access publications

Research data can be stored and made available through major national or international repositories. Research funding agencies and scientific publishers are increasingly expecting researchers to deposit the research data needed to validate the results presented in the open access published scientific articles.

The Academy of Finland recommends, for example, the following repositories:

The Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) Despite its name, the FSD does accept data in the fields of medicine and the humanities as well (where possible).

the FIN-CLARIN consortium FIN-CLARIN is based at the University of Helsinki and is focused on linguistic data.

CSC, the IT Center for Science, has opened three services for data management and open data. The CSC’s IDA Storage Service offers data storage opportunities for Academy-funded researchers. The CSC’s Etsin research data finder is the preferred storage location for metadata, regardless of where the actual research data are stored. CSC’s AVAA open-access publishing platform offers applications for the use of open access data.

In addition, and alternatively, the Academy recommends the CERN’s Zenodo service as a service for sharing and storing research results.

Aalto University's research data policy

Aalto University has confirmed a research data management policy, which defines the principles used in the opening of publicly funded scientific research data. The goal is to make the material compatible as well as easy to find, reach and understand. The metadata catalogue and the digital infrastructure will be implemented in cooperation with national and international actors, such as CSC – IT Centre for Science and European research data service provider EUDAT. 

See the full policy from below.

Deposit your accepted manuscript into the ACRIS research information system

ACRIS Research Information System

ACRIS help

Instructions on open self-archival of manuscripts

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