This Guide has been adapted based on the handbook used by the University of Helsinki and the Guide utilizes the Open Access sites of the University of Jyväskylä and the Open Access and Aalto University.
Define the user conditions for your publications with the help of Creative Commons licenses; you can choose to share part of your copyright and give users the rights you want to your publication.
In order to ensure a more open process for the whole lifespan of your research, please use the same licence for all data in your research.
Here is a guide to using CC licenses: http://libguides.aalto.fi/c.php?g=633732&p=4535408
Many funding bodies require duplicates of published articles to be published in parallel on a repository for open access.
You can verify the archiving conditions of various research funding bodies in the Sherpa/Juliet service.
The Sherpa/Romeo service contains information on various publishers’ terms regarding parallel publishing and open databases. The database contains a summary of each publisher’s operating principles for open access publication and information about the article version to be archived, where it can be archived, and all other terms governing archiving.
By Open Access publishing is meant a form of online publishing that supports the free spreading of scientific information. A scientific publication is openly accessible once it has been made available online to both the scientific community and the general public, free of charge and freely accessible.
Your research can be made openly accessible in five different ways:
Self-archiving at Uniarts Helsinki
Uniarts Helsinki’s services for self-archiving (sometimes "parallel publishing") make it possible for you to deposit a recently published or upcoming scientific article in the institutional repository Taju. Open Access depositing increases the visibility and impact of the research, the researcher and the university, and promotes the openness of science in general. Many funding organisations (such as e.g. the EU and the Academy of Finland) also require, or at least recommend (e.g. KONE Foundation) that the results of funded research projects are published with Open Access.
Self-archiving is a means of safeguarding accessibility to knowledge as well as the preservation of knowledge.
Open Access publishing increases the visibility of the research, the researcher and the university, as well as the openness of science itself.
A scientific publication becomes openly accessible once the scientific community as well as the general public can read it for free and with unhindered access.
It is a condition of many organisations that fund research (e.g. the EU and the Academy of Finland; also recommended by the KONE Foundation).
Unlike publishing through various community services, parallel publishing ensures the accessibility and preservation of your research. Depositing your research in Taju guarantees that specific, permanent identifiers are used for your work and that data descriptions make your research easy to locate in the most important information systems.
Open Access publishing increases the number of citations.
How do I publish at Uniarts Helsinki?
To an increasing degree, evaluations of research and publications at universities and research facilities are carried out at the initiative of university administrations, individual researchers and external evaluators.
The science investigating scientific publications, writers and citations with quantitative methods is called bibliometrics.
What is evaluated?
Countries, universities, research teams, scientific fields, connections between researchers, journals, citation practices
How is it evaluated?
Number of citations, various indicators, (impact factor, h-index), rankings, bibliographies
Why is it important now?
The new funding model for universities places greater value on research and publications than before.
What could evaluation look like in the future?
Going forward, could research also be evaluated through e.g. the openness and organisation of the research data, social media visibility or through popular science articles and media appearances?
Uniarts Helsinki publications are reported once a year to the management team in charge of research and to the organisation, and the most downloaded articles are listed on the intranet and on the Uniarts Helsinki webpages.