The Academy of Finland
The Academy of Finland requires that Academy-funded projects commit to open access publishing.The Academy of Finland also supports projects in making their research data and methods freely available.The Academy of Finland recommends researchers to publish their articles following either green or gold open access. Academy of Finland has refined its policy on open access publishing 30th of May 2017 accepting publishing in hybrid journals. Academy research funding can be used to cover research costs of gold and hybrid open access publishing.
Green open access means that articles are published in traditional subscription-based scientific journals and self-archived / parallel published in an online open access repositories. At the University of Tampere this means institutional repository TamPub. The Academy allows for an embargo period of no more than six months, except in the humanities and social sciences where embargo period is no more than twelve months.
Gold open access means that a publication is immediately provided in open access mode through a high-quality open access publication channel - an open access journal. The publisher may charge an open access fee (an article processing charge). This fee may be included in the research costs of the project.
In hybrid open access the author pays an article processing charge (APC) determined by the publisher to make a particular article open within a subscription-based journal. Hybrid journals may charge an article processing charge and a subscription fee (dubble dipping).
The Academy of Finland requires Academy-funded projects to make their research data and methods freely available. The application of funding must include, as part of the research plan, both a publication plan and a data management plan. Further information you get from our Research data -guide.
Tekes like the Academy of Finland is commited to the principles of open science. Tekes´s open access publishing recommendations are similar to The Academy of Finland. Tekes recommends researchers to publish their articles following either green or gold open access. Tekes does not recommend that researchers publish their work in hybrid open access journals.Tekes allows for an embargo period no more than six months, except in the humanities and social sciences where embargo period is no more than twelve months.
European Comission emphasizes public access to publicly-funded research results. Research projects operating under the programme of Horizon 2020 are recommended to act openly. See also: European Commission background note on open access to publications and data in Horizon 2020. In Finland the programme is cordinated by Tekes.
Several research funding providers require research results and research data to be published in accordance with open access principles. You can check your funder’s policy on Open Access publishing and research data from the Sherpa/Juliet or ROARMAP (Registry of Open Access Repositories Mandatory Archiving Policies) service.
The Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland has launched the Open Science and Research Initiative (ATT) for the promotion of research information availability and open science platform for the years 2014-2017. The main goal of the Open Science and Research Initiative is for Finland to become one of the leading countries in openness of science and research by the year 2017.
FinnOA is constituted by a group of professionals interested in promoting open access to scientific information. These people come mainly from the academia, libraries and data management. Initially FinnOa concentrated on studying and promoting different open access publishing methods but today it is focusing on the whole spectrum of scientific knowledge production and dissemination.
RECODE Policy Recommendations for Open Access to Research Data in Europe
FOSTER Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research
OASPA Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
SPARC Europe Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
Budapest Open Access Initiative, BOAI (2002)